Restaurants to open till midnight, only if staff get vaccinated: Carrie Lam
Monday, April 12, 2021
Restaurants will be allowed to extend dine-in services to midnight and seat more people at each table --- on the condition that all staffers get vaccinated and all diners use the Leave Home Safe app.
More relaxation is allowed in a second phase, which would require all restaurant employees to receive both doses of the vaccine and waited 14 days for antibodies to develop. Diners will also be required to receive their first dose of the vaccine along with using the tracing app.
Under the second phase, restaurants can draw up a “clean zone” for those customers who had their first jab. Within the clean zone, the limit on the number of customers per table can be relaxed to eight. The restaurant can also organize banquets accommodating up to 100 people inside the zone.
As for the third phase, if the zone only accommodate patrons who had both jabs plus 14 days for antibodies to develop, the limit on the number of customers per table can be further relaxed to 12.