The Directorate General of Health (DGS) has updated Rules For food and drink establishments, it is stipulated not to maintain a distance of two meters between people by those who live in the same house, that is, they are part of the same house.
“Determining the maximum facility capacity, in order to ensure the recommended physical distance (at least 2 meters) between non-cohabitants in the building and to ensure compliance with applicable legislation,” can be read in one of the published publications the guidelines.
There are still other points that explain this same rule. “Residents can sit face to face or side by side at a distance of less than two meters,” affirms the General Directorate of Democracy, adding: “The arrangement of chairs and tables inside the institution must guarantee a distance of at least two meters between non-cohabiting people.”
Responsibility for compliance with these rules has been set by the organization for restaurants, however, Daniel Serra, president of the National Restaurant Association, disagrees with this fact.
Speaking to ‘TSF’, the official said that distance restrictions pose great difficulties, which greatly reduces the capacity of enterprises.
“Full compliance is very difficult and with this positive development of the epidemic, what we are asking is to redefine the guidelines for a situation more in line with what is happening today,” he says, quoting the station.
For Daniel Serra, “In addition to being very strict, guidelines may actually be wrong and do not allow restaurants to conduct a positive process.”
The official also considers that the recommendations of the General Directorate of Distance Control make the number of clients drop significantly. The president of the association defends that “if they are implemented, the operations are very negative and the companies are unable to continue.”