Today sees one of the most highly anticipated easings of COVID-19 restrictions. From tonight, after weeks of anticipation, restaurants, catering establishments and snack bars can open until midnight. Several restaurant owners have expressed their satisfaction that they can now welcome patrons until the evening as our country is slowly moves towards normality. They appealed to both the other establishments and the general public to follow the measures issued by the health authorities and for everyone to pull on one rope.
The majority of restaurant owners are also looking forward to the issuing of vouchers as they feel they are crucial to the sector’s recovery. This emerged from a survey conducted by the Association of Food Establishments (ACE). Apart from the measures allowing the restaurants to remain open until midnight, there are several other restrictions which will be removed, including the reopening of swimming pools until 8.00p.m. albeit without any activities. Gyms and fitness centres to reopen without classes.