Do you know about the new measures in the restaurants business?

The restaurant business has been the sector hardest hit by the new measures that the government and the autonomous communities have agreed to implement. But what are these regulations and are they already in force? In this post we solve all your doubts about catering, nightlife, tobacco, meetings…

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, announced last Friday at a press conference that, in order to control the transmission of the coronavirus, they had agreed on coordinated actions in “areas that are the source of epidemic outbreaks”. And these places, according to them, are discotheques, restaurants, social and health centres….

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, announced last Friday at a press conference that, in order to control the transmission of the coronavirus, they had agreed on coordinated actions in “areas that are the source of epidemic outbreaks”. And these places, according to them, are discotheques, restaurants, social and health centres….

The rules are:

  • The closure of discos, dance halls, karaoke and cocktail bars with and without live musical performances.
  • Suspension of karaokes and sporadic or amateur singing performances in catering and hotel establishments.
  • A maximum of 10 people per table in catering establishments, restaurants, terraces and beach bars or restaurants, where it must be ensured that there is a safety distance of 1.5 metres between the closest people at the different tables.
  • Establishments, premises and terraces must guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 metres for service at the bar.
  • Establishments and hotel and restaurant services may not close later than 01.00 hours and no new customers may enter after 00.00 hours.
  • No drinking binge drinking is allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited on public roads, terraces, beaches or other open-air spaces when an interpersonal distance of at least 2 metres cannot be respected. This limitation also applies to hookahs, electronic cigarettes, vapes, water pipes or any other tobacco inhalation device.
  • For mass events and activities with more than 400 people, a risk assessment should be carried out.
  • In addition, the authorities recommend a maximum of 10 people for family or social gatherings in private spaces, as well as limiting social gatherings to stable cohabitation groups, i.e. reducing the number of people you meet.

In other places, such as the Region of Murcia, the measures have been mandatory since Sunday, while in Castilla-La Mancha they are expected to be published in the DOCM tomorrow, Wednesday 19 August.

This new regulation on nightlife and hospitality has been rejected and questioned by these sectors, which are very concerned about their future. What do you think of the new measures adopted?

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