The Catering Institute of Australia (WA) Division is looking forward to patrons returning to eat out at their favourite cafes and restaurants. It’s been a trying time for our industry, but we’re hopeful that most venues will be able to reopen under stage 3.
The easing of restrictions will allow up to 300 patrons in total at the venue, but with no more than 100 patrons in a single undivided space at any one time (referred to as 100/300 rule) and applying the revised two square metre per patron capacity rule for WA venues. Food businesses and licensed premises may operate with seated service, and alcohol may be served without a meal (patrons must be seated). Food courts can reopen with a seated service.
“There is little doubt the Restaurant, Catering & Hospitality Industry and all of the related supply chain and service Industry partners have encountered significant disruption to their businesses due to the COVID-19 Virus Lockdown measures,” Catering Institute President Vicki Mayell said.
“We are confident the Stage 3 easing of restrictions is the beginning of a staged rebuilding and recovery for our very important industry, which is a critical element of our State’s enviable social fabric. We are hopeful that Phase 4, will mean a return to normal operations.”
“We urge all our café and restaurant members to complete the mandatory COVID 19 HYGIENE COURSE in readiness for re-opening.”