It’s official: areas under ‘General Community Quarantine’ may allow dining in policy once again among restaurants, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
On one condition though, customers cannot face each other while eating. As per DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castello, two customers will be allowed to dine in tables for four, but are prohibited to sit across from each other.
This was the news much-anticipated by craving customers who are left with no other choice but to enjoy their favorite fast food meals at home via takeout or delivery.
In an earlier announcement from Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the resumption of dine-in operations in GCQ areas provided that only 30% of the restaurant’s capacity will be occupied.
This means that if a certain establishment can fit a maximum 100 persons before the pandemic, they can now only allow 30 persons to dine-in inside, as the Trade chief explained.
Continuous health protocols should still be observed above all come Monday, June 15, most especially social distancing and wearing of face masks before entry.
I know that you are all waiting for this, however, please be extra careful while enjoying your meal with your loved ones!