The Association of Catering Establishments (ACE) welcomes the decision to open outdoor and indoor dining. This is very important for restaurants as they can have more covers whilst maintaining the social distancing requirements.
Although still not an ideal scenario, the ACE appreciates the continuous efforts to find balanced and sensible solutions between the economic realities and the health concerns. ACE lauds the Government commitment to monitor the situation on a daily basis in order to evaluate the possibility of relaxing measures further.
Furthermore, ACE appreciates the communication by Government that Wage Supplements will continue in view of the current circumstances being faced by the restaurant industry.
ACE encourages customers to respect the rules whilst enjoying themselves in the establishments and to rest assured that the ACE members are doing their best more than ever before to have a healthy and safe environment.
ACE would like to take the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister Hon Dr Robert Abela and Hon Minister Dr. Julia Farrugia Portelli for their continuous efforts and for their support to ACE.