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What you can expect from restaurants reopening

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

The hospitality industry is excited to finally reopen tomorrow, and whilst everyone would love to go full steam ahead and resume business like before, slow and steady is definitely the approach to take.

Everyone is trying to do the best to accommodate their customers in ways that creates an experience and ensures their safety.

So what can you expect from your favourite restaurant?

Enhanced hygiene measures

Many are adapting their current protocols to further protect customers and employees.

Here are possible measures you can expect to see:

  • Surfaces cleaned more regularly

  • Smaller seating capacity with tables being spaced out

  • Less staff working

  • Outdoor seating

  • Fewer touchpoints - for instance, where possible, doors will be wedged open

  • Increased ventilation

  • Contactless payments will be encouraged over the use of cash

  • Hand sanitiser will be easily accessible

  • Facilities such as toilets will be cleaned more frequently

To know what is happening at your favourite restaurant or bar, make sure you check out their social media channels.

Restaurant worker cleaning

How you can help

This is a completely new territory for restaurants and bars, and right now, nothing matters more than preventing a second spike of Covid-19.

Whilst they’ve been trying to think of every possible way to make you feel as safe and comfortable upon reopening, restaurants and bars will be looking to you to help make it as successful as possible by voicing your thoughts.

Telling a member of staff your suggestions about how they can improve your level of comfortability would go a long way to help the safety of many!

Many places will be opening for two or three days a week and closing for the rest to re-evaluate the situation, carry out risk assessments, and hold staff training days.

Finding the balance between safety and fun is what this is all about so please be patient and before you know it, you’ll be able to dine out more than you’ve been ordering in!

Fine dining food

It’s been a while since you have been able to taste your favourite foods, and whilst this will be a great experience on its own, it could be made even better.

Use the LUX App to get up to 10% back on your spending in LUX points to put towards luxury experiences.

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