With the second phase of the easing of restriction measures set to be launched on Thursday, the Health Ministry clarified the food and beverage businesses we can expect to open their doors to the public.
According to the Ministry, on Thursday, the public will be able to visit the outdoor spaces of restaurants, taverns, cafes, and beer bars, with relevant legislation already in place defining what is considered an outdoor area.
The announcement said the outdoor areas of the businesses that will reopen to the public must be furnished with the appropriate tables and chairs, and must strictly follow health and safety protocols in place for the protection of both staff and customers.
Bars and nightclubs won’t be allowed to resume operation just yet, the announcement stressed, as these places tend to attract large crowds, with people highly unlikely to abide by protection and social distancing measures.
Children’s’ playareas, both indoor and outdoor, won’t be allowed to resume operation until a decree is issued to serve this purpose.