How to minimise risks when eating at restaurants
Enjoy eating out at restaurants: how to reduce the risks
Every destination has its own opening and closing times, occupancy limitations, and safety distance for restaurants and terraces. Additionally, many establishments have put extra safeguards in place to further reduce the risk of infection. You too can help to reduce the risks by following the advice below.
1. Continue to enjoy the local cuisine
Check to find out what measures have been adopted by the restaurant you want to go to. Restaurateurs have adapted their services to comply with the stipulations of the authorities aimed at guaranteeing your safety, and that of the other customers: separation of tables, closing or limiting the use of the bar area, etc. Many of them have also introduced additional safeguards for the protection of both customers and staff.
2. Face masks at meal times
To minimise the risk of infection, it is advisable to wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth for as much of the time as possible. When your food arrives at the table, take it off and enjoy, but it’s best to keep it on until your order is served, between dishes, and after your meal.
3. Check on the rules in place, and book in advance
At each destination the rules will vary in terms of maximum permitted occupancy, and the number of customers per table. Check trustworthy sources for information on the rules in force where you are. Furthermore, book early if possible, and choose less busy times. Eating on an outdoor terrace will also minimise risk. Be sure to check on the number of people permitted at one table – this will vary depending on local restrictions. A smaller group will always be safer.
Click here to find out more about the measures adopted by restaurants in Spain to make sure that you can continue to enjoy Spanish cuisine safely.