On Monday evening the protocol containing to rules that those in the hospitality industry must follow once they open their outside space to customers. Surprisingly perhaps is that unlike last year, customers will not be obliged to provide contact details when they go for a meal or a drink at a restaurant or bar.
These are the rules that you must follow:
You will not need to register, but rather to reserve your table before visiting a bar or restaurant. Customers are requested to do this as far in advance as possible.
Bar and restaurant terraces will be allowed to open from 8am to 10pm.
A maximum of 4 people will be allowed to sit at any one table.
There must be a distance of 1.5 metres between the groups sat at each of the tables.
Table service only. Self-service and collecting food and drink from the bar is prohibited.
Customers and staff must wear face coverings at all times, except for when they are sat down at a table. Drinks and food must be consumed seated.
Customers will only be allowed inside to visit the toilet or to pay their bill.
Terraces must be open to the elements on a least one side. This means that terraces in fully enclosed spaces such as shopping centres will not be allowed to reopen.
Proprietors of bars and restaurants are advised not to place menus on the tables.
Butter pots, salt and pepper pots, jars containing olive oil, bottles of ketchup, vinegar, bread bowls, etc are prohibited. Condiments, butter, and bread should be served in individual portions, preferably pre-packed.
Customers are requested to follow any instructions given by bar or restaurant staff and they should remain at their own table unless they need to visit the toilet.
Music should not be played at levels exceeding 80 decibels.