A night of dining

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A night of dining

Most restaurants around the world are opening up their dining rooms, but are cautiously practicing extra steps to keep their employees and the public safe since Covid-19 changed our lives forever.

As there are no statewide regulations anymore, restaurant owners and chefs are having to figure this out as they go along, weighing legal, health and economic considerations against ethical and moral obligations.

Guidelines from industry groups and public health organisations help, but nothing is one-size-fits-all in the service industry. When you feel ready to head back to restaurants for dining, here are some of the things you might come across found on website: shepherdexpress.com to keep you cautious and safe.

*Making reservations:

In order to better manage the number of people in a restaurant (and comply with capacity regulations, if necessary), some places are requiring a reservation in order to be seated. This makes logistics easier since they will know exactly how many covers they’ll have, how much food needs to be ordered, how much staff to have and more. Making reservations is one of the important thing you must do to avoid waiting in-line and disappointment.

*Social distancing:

With social distancing, one of the most effective ways of stopping the spread of Covid-19, many restaurants have practiced is through limits to their capacity to 50 per cent or less. That usually means removing tables and bar stools to keep six feet of distance between groups. During the pandemic, some restaurants have erected clear barriers, usually made from plexiglass or shower curtains-like material, on stands or hanging from the ceiling. Some restaurants are not allowing groups larger than six people, requiring parties waiting for a table to stay in their cars, and designating separate doors for entrance and exit. Today, as everything is back to normal, restaurants and other eateries usually have quite the crowd infront of their dining areas. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, you must always avoid eating in crowded places.

*Sanitation:

Staff are being trained on new procedures for sanitising surfaces more often, including tables, chairs, doorknobs and other high-traffic areas. Hand sanitiser stations for both customers and staff are being set up around many dining places. Eventhough we have passed the pandemic phase, some diners still require hand sanitising before you’re allowed in.

*Interaction with the waiters:

Most of the time the workers at the particular restaurant you choose will be busy with other customers and you need to have patience waiting for your turn. Do not get angry or frustrated with the waiter as your time will come. Patience is what one must have when dining out.

Most of the time the workers at the particular restaurant you choose will be busy with
other customers and you need to have patience waiting for your turn.
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