Restaurants in Delhi are allowed to open from today, 14th June with 50 per cent capacity on trial basis for one week till 21st June.
“Restaurants will be allowed to open at 50% seating capacity. We will observe this for one week, if cases increase stricter restrictions to be imposed, otherwise, it will be continued,” shared the Delhi Chief Minister in the press conference.
The owners of the restaurants shall be responsible for strict adherence to the prescribed SOP and all compliance to COVID appropriate behavior (viz. wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing and use of sanitizer etc.) to contain the spread of coronavirus, added the statement.
“We have always been following norms and will continue to do so. We don’t want any more lockdowns or any more rise in cases hence we will make sure to leave no stone unturned to ensure safety of each one coming to restaurant or our own staff as well. Customers are conscious and we are over conscious, hence moving with cautious attitude will bring good days ahead,” shared Vikrant Batra , Founder, Café Delhi Heights who is opening his restaurants with all safety measures in place, and we will continue to be alert and cautious till numbers settle down completely.
Sharing a social media post Radhika Khandelwal of Fig and Maple said, “The team and I are vaccinated; we hope you are too before considering stepping out in public.” She also pointed that one can still support a small business by sharing the information with those who want to visit the restaurants and ordering in directly from her website.
The order also pointed that in case of any violation, strict penal/ criminal action shall be taken against the owner of the restaurant.
It also mentioned that the bars will remain shut, no liquor services at restaurants allowed.
“We have always been particular about customer experience but with this pandemic, customer experience has become our main mantra for survival. Customers are stepping out only for their trusted brands. It’s situation where we can't let down their trust. Hence right from proper sanitising to making food with utmost care and hygiene, knowledgeable and sensitive staff who are understanding the crisis situation during Covid to limited hot selling menu, we are making sure our customers get the best of everything,” added Dinesh Arora, Director, Eastman Colors Private Ltd that owns some of the top resto-bar Unplugged Courtyard.