Mannequins and decontamination of rooms: the Future of the dining room after the coronavirus


When the British are finally allowed to sit down and enjoy a meal in a restaurant again, it will be like nothing they have ever experienced before. Customers may have to go through the decontamination rooms, the use of an application in order to book a trip to the toilet, or to undergo the control of the temperature.

The Models will be installed at tables to ensure the social distance, the staff will be to wear a visor and there will be an unprecedented number of outdoor dining scheme, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Restaurants have been limited to the delivery and take-out food from the coronavirus lockout was imposed in March, even if many have decided to close and some have already gone out of business.

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A restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey, where children mannequins are placed on tables to enforce the social distance

But they, along with pubs, hair salons and beauty salons, hoping to be given the green light to reopen on July 4, and they are in the process of preparing for the return of customers,

Manchester curry house and grill Zouk will ask diners to pass through a decontamination of the room to the door.

They will be sprayed with a mist of non-toxic disinfectant to kill virus, bacteria and other pathogens that they may carry.

Tayub Amjad, chief executive of Zouk, said: “It actually came from a customer who is a regular. They were talking of something they have tried to get to the airport and I said why don’t you bring me a sample, and we’ll try it and see.

Customers will be able to pass through this decontamination of the room at Zouk in Manchester

“It looks brilliant. The customers will have the choice of walking straight through or they can stay inside for 20 to 30 seconds. Nothing on your clothes, it kills, and it is safe to breathe.

“Of course, you’ll still need to wash their hands 20 minutes later, but all that is on your hands, he is killed.

“We thought it would be to give your customers and staff some comfort that nothing came in the restaurant. ”

As for social distancing measures, he said: “I have tried to avoid the screens, because they don’t look brilliant, if we had the designers to see what we could do instead.

“One of the options was to put dummies in the tables, we are not using, or just remove the tables, but we have not made a decision. ”

He added: “of course, we’re going to have someone dedicated to cleaning the areas that people touch the most, and we have a little bit of the hand sanitizer stations around the restaurant.

“Something that I don’t like, but we are going to offer to the members of the staff of masks and shields. It will be up to them – until now, more people are happy with the shields because they can’t talk properly through the mask.

“We are also looking at using a application so that you can order at your table and the server at the time the table is considerably reduced. “

A server is a facial mask, a restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia

Many restaurants can’t afford to be closed a lot more time. Mr. Amjad, like many bosses, is looking forward to the reopening.

He said: “I am really looking forward to it, we can’t wait, because it’s been a long time.

“We have done take-away food and meals for charities and things to keep us busy, but we really want to go back to open and welcome customers back. ”

In the district of Westminster, in central London, the council plans to transform the area into a continental-style outdoor dining room in order to keep restaurants and bars afloat.

There will be temporary road closures to create outdoor dining space, in places like chinatown, Covent Garden, Soho and Mayfair.

The small streets around Oxford Circus may be closed to make room for dining tables.

There will be a permanent ban and drink outside.

Drinkers are encouraged to order pints on the smartphone apps and the ads could be monitored in order to ensure social distancing measures are applied in the context of plans to facilitate the locking to the hospitality industry.

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Boris Johnson is scheduled to make an announcement next week on pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels, with their re-opening in England an ambition since July 4 to start the revitalization of the economy.

With the coronavirus alert level has been reduced, on Friday, the Prime Minister believes that there is space to relax measures in a boost for the sector.

Guidance developed by the sector and the ministers agreed to encourage pubgoers to order drinks using apps instead of going to the bar, while the current legislation has been said about the skills for the patrols.

The Times reported that the tables in the restaurant would not be fixed in advance and the room service was going to be left outside of doors in the hotels under management.

In some bars and restaurants, customers may be forced to use an app to book a trip to the toilet.

Spell-It, a new app developed by a Manchester technology company, which allows the option, as well as ordering food and drink from the table.

Director John Sanderson said: “a lot of people don’t like the idea of going to the bar and shook.

“The order to the table is just common sense. It is all about the reduction of movement in the bar. “

The guests to eat while he was sitting behind a sheet of plastic shields at a restaurant in Bangkok

It said customers can use the application to see if the toilet is vacant.

He added: “When you make the request, it is locked to your table, and nobody else can make the request. The staff also sent a cleanup task to clean the toilet before the next guest to use.

“It is only when the cleaning staff that will go green again.

“There will never be a queue for the bathroom, people will not be passing each other on the way, between visits from staff are managed so as to implement cleaning protocols. ”

Elaine Wrigley is the co-owner of Manchester gin bar of the Atlas, which has signed up to the application.

She said: “We have done a lot of work in terms of the PPE, the distance, of the order from tables. It’s going to be a lot more successful environment. We are going to have a lot more rigor, especially around the location where the clients are.

“The toilets are upstairs, so we put in a new system, including managed door, mirrors on the stairs so that you can make sure there is no one else on them when you go to the top or to the bottom for the bathroom. ”

Italian restaurant chain Piccolino a ‘special coating anti-bacterial menus “. The temperature control will also be carried out on the customers and the staff.

The Cartford Inn in Lancashire, has installed a greenhouse-style dining huts on his land. The glass cabins have room for four guests.

Some locations have been forced to remove favorites from their menus because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Wine flights are on the menu at Moor Hall, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Aughton, Lancashire. All the utensils for its eight-course tasting menu will be prepared before the customers sit in the context of efforts to limit contact with the staff.


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