Your city might already start reopening its restaurants after being locked during the coronavirus pandemic. And after months of eating at home, people might be all set for an alteration. But what should you know before heading out to reopen a restaurant?
Here are certain of the mistakes you should not make during restaurant reopening. Staying safe is still important!
- Not working with your inspectors:
We are putting this first as this is perhaps one of the first things you should be doing as you try to reopen a banqueting area. Check with your local health department about doing regular inspections along with any additional official procedure that may have been added to account for COVID-19. For instance, you may have to implement several social distancing procedures.
- Not applying social distancing protocols:
Social distancing protocols are NOT OPTIONAL when reopening restaurants. These requirements typically comprise ensuring that tables are a minimum distance (usually 6 feet or more), limited party sizes, and using physical barriers. Customers cannot be walking around socializing with a drink in their hands. But this is one of the major mistakes made when reopening restaurants.
- Not appropriately training your staffs for reopening:
There are very straightforward things that we need to train our staff about. For instance, mask and glove use is undoubtedly obligatory. But don’t assume that your workers know the best practices for wearing a mask or using disposal gloves.
In our observation of workers in restaurants, grocery stores, and other service businesses, the chief mistake we have seen is wearing a mask below the nose. The message here is that you may need to deliver incessant feedback and training to your staff over time.
Restaurants have it tougher than almost any other industry when it comes to reopening. But a little care and preparation can help to avoid the prime mistakes when reopening restaurants. Teach your staff. Talk to your inspectors. By avoiding these mistakes, you can reopen your restaurants. And that’s a good thing!