Abu Dhabi has issued a circular detailing the guidelines for the reopening of eateries, which take into account precautions against the spread of COVID-19.
What are the directives the eateries need to follow?
– Hand sanitisers must be kept at entrances.
– Capacity of restaurants to be 40 per cent.
– Workers’ temperatures must be regularly checked and before reopening, staff must be checked for COVID-19 status.
– People under the ages of 12 and those above 60 are not to be allowed entry.
– A maximum of four people are to be allowed per table.
– Tables must be kept at least 2.5-metres apart.
– Staff should wear facemasks and gloves at all times while on duty.
– All surfaces must be cleaned and sanitised daily; chairs and tables must be disinfected after each use.
– Working hours of these establishments must be consistent with National Sterilisation Programme timings.
What’s NOT allowed?
– Open food displays
– Food samples
– Shared canapés
– Reusable cutlery (multi-use cultery only permitted in establishments with thermal dishwashers that ensure high-temperature sterilisation).
Customers are required to wear facemasks when entering and exiting the eatery.