Restaurant and bar regulations

The following rules issued by government apply to the operations of restaurants and bars outdoors.

Set up:

  • Tables should be a minimum of 8 feet apart.
  • Maximum group size is 6 individuals.
  • Customers from different households must sit 6 feet apart.
  • Customers from the same household can sit closer together.
  • Social distancing must be maintained in restrooms and waiting areas.
  • All seating must be removed from the bar area.
  • No person shall be permitted to be seated or served at an indoor counter in a restaurant or bar.

Restaurant operations:

  • All dining must be in an open-air establishment. No enclosed or air-conditioned dining allowed.
  • All employees must wear masks/face covering.
  • Sanitisation stations must be set up accordingly.
  • Mingling or physical contact with others is prohibited.
  • All employees must maintain social distancing of 6 feet from co-workers/guests.
  • One time paper menus will be used, or no contact menu display boards..
  • Shared condiments are not allowed on tables — all condiments must be single use.
  • Bus staff must wear gloves and mask when handling used dishes and tables.
  • Restaurant and bars shall operate no later than 9pm.

Customer management:

  • Customers can only be served when seated at a table. No bar or standing service.
  • Customers must use a mask/face covering at all times when not seated at their table.
  • Mingling or physical contact with others is prohibited.

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  1. Good start but there is no reason why indoor seating with the above restrictions should not be allowed. I ate at Aqua the middle of March. They were only allowed to have 50 customers and the tables were spread out. It worked. I live in Delaware and went out to eat Friday night for my wife’s 65th birthday. The restaurant was allowed 30% of the fire code. Paper menus and all the safety procedures listed above for outdoor eating. It worked. There is no reason why indoor seating should not be allowed.