Guwahati: The Assam State Disaster Management (ASDM) issued a fresh COVID-19 advisory for bars, restaurants, banquet halls, and other eateries.
The advisory asks these eateries to reduce seating capacity to 50%. It has also made the wearing of masks compulsory for customers, staff, and delivery executives.
The ASDM advises restaurants, bars, and other eateries to encourage outdoor seating, online delivery, cashless payment, thermal screening as well as sanitization.
“Adopt COVID smart seating place and ensure 6 ft social distancing between tables,” the advisory stated.
It has also asked to display the menu in digital forms or use a display board instead of circulating menu cards to promote a contactless system. Disposable menus can also be preferred.
“Thermal screening of all staff and visitors should be ensured at the restaurant entrance. Only asymptomatic persons should be allowed in the restaurant premises,” it stated.
The guidelines also include temperature settings of air conditioner, “The temperature setting of all air conditioning devices should be in the range of 24-30 degree centigrade, relative humidity should be in the range of 40-70%, intake of fresh air should be as much as possible and cross ventilation should be adequate.”
The disaster management authority advised effective and frequent sanitization within the premises with a particular focus on lavatories, drinking, and handwashing stations/areas.