GENEVA RESTAURANTS TO RE-OPEN – BON APPETIT!
by Chené Koscielny
After 8 weeks in lockdown many of us are so looking forward to a change of scenery and having a meal out with someone other than the people who live with us!
As from May 11th this will finally be possible as restaurants are allowed to open but only if strict safety regulations are adhered to due to continuing efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
ONLY 4 PEOPLE PER TABLE
Some of the regulations include – a limit of 4 people per table (not including children). This means, families can have larger tables.
Tables have to be distanced at least 2 metres apart or otherwise have walls or partitions between them and staff have to follow safety distancing rules (2m) among themselves too.
PERSONAL DATA ON EVERY GUEST COLLECTED
Restaurant owners are obliged to collect the name, phone number, date and time of visit and table number for every restaurant guest. The data will be deleted after 14 days – and is aimed at enabling authorities to track people in the case of coronavirus infections.
HOW WILL THIS CHANGE THE EXPERIENCE OF EATING OUT?
It is true that these regulations could take a lot of the fun out of eating out, but let’s try to stay positive.
The restaurants, particularly smaller restaurants who don’t have the space to easily adhere to the regulations above, have taken a huge hit during the past 8 weeks and desperately need our support.
Let’s try to make the best of this and embrace the restaurant openings with an open mind. It still is an opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a meal cooked by someone else!
Bon Appetit! To tempt you here is our list of some of our favourite restaurants – read our article Tired of being ripped off for mediocre restaurant meals.