Restaurants in Austria to reopen on May 15


Heute writes that all restaurants in Austria will reopen on May 15, as Sebastian Kurz, Elisabeth Köstinger and Rudolf Anschober informed on Friday.

Next Friday, Austria’s restaurant and pub owners are allowed to open again. However, certain rules also apply and strict compliance with hygiene regulations. The government exchanged views with 6.000 owners across Austria to develop the concept.

Taverns, restaurants and cafes may be open between 6 A.M. and 11 P.M. The staff in direct contact with guests must wear a mouth-nose mask. A maximum of four adults are admitted to a table plus their children.

There must be at least a meter safety distance between people who are not sitting at a table.

Clients are allowed without prior registration to any restaurant or pub, but are kindly asked to make a reservation in advance to ensure that there are free spaces.

The new regulations for the reopening of restaurants will be published on the website of the Ministry of Health, but for the time being there should be no penalties for violations.

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