The Higher Health Institute – ISS and the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work – INAIL have published a document with rules for the restaurants that are set to reopen in Phase2 of the coronavirus emergency.
The document says the space for each customer must be more than trebled, taking it from 1.2 metres to four, while buffet services must be eliminated. It also stressed the importance of introducing obligatory bookings.
“The layout of restaurants should be revised, guaranteeing distancing between tables of no less than two metres, given the space of movement for the personnel, and guaranteeing that there is a distance between clients during the meal (which is necessarily without a facemask) that is sufficient to avoid the transmission of droplets and contact between people, including indirectly via crockery and cutlery,” it reads.
A maximum capacity limit must be set, allocating at least four square metres per customer, except for where it is possible to adopt organizational measures such as divider barriers.
The document also says no to “buffets or similar services” and bookings should “preferably be obligatory” to prevent the “assemblage of people waiting outside”.
Masks before and after the meal
Customers will have to wear facemasks before and after the meal at the table, for example, when paying at the till or using the bathroom.
Electronic Payments and non-traditional menus
Electronic payments should be favoured, with the use of contactless mechanisms and dividing barriers in the payment areas, where necessary. The document also suggests the use of “alternative, non-traditional menu-presentation formats”, for example with menus written on blackboards, printed on single-use paper or visible via apps and websites.
It is also necessary to make hygienizing products available for clients and staff at various points within the establishment, especially near the bathrooms, which must be frequently cleansed.
Another important aspect is the need to change the air inside the restaurants.
Fonte Salute.gov.it News