The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching. Traditionally, many families have reunion for dinner. In the past month, more than 4 million people have been vaccinated. As more and more citizens get injections, more and more restaurants and restaurants can become Class D The restaurant is open for 12 people per table and held banquets for over 100 people.
According to the data, the number of restaurants that can be operated as category D has increased from 500 in early August to 912 in mid-September. Most of them are located in the traditional "prosperous district", with 179 restaurants in Yau Tsim District and 134 restaurants in Wan Chai District.
Su Wancheng, the deputy general manager of the London Restaurant, which has become a Category D restaurant, said that because the epidemic has eased compared with last year, the situation of bookings during the Mid-Autumn Festival this year is more ideal than expected. It has risen by 10 to 20% compared with last year, but it is still less than half of the pre-epidemic ratio. .
He also pointed out that diners who request to reserve a table will provide proof through Whatsapp or go to the restaurant to provide a pin paper as a proof, and then check for confirmation after the diners are seated.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching. Traditionally, many families reunite for dinner, and a dozen or so families of two generations gather together.
Under the epidemic situation, the Hong Kong government requires all restaurants in Hong Kong to divide the number of people on the same table, the number of receptions, and the time of dine-in according to different conditions, and the "vaccine bubble" will be launched in May.
At the beginning of the announcement, only 4 restaurants met all the conditions, but three restaurants that did not meet certain items in operation were fined "suspended."
In the past month, the number of people vaccinated has exceeded 4 million. As more and more citizens are given injections, more and more restaurants and restaurants can become Category D restaurants, opening up to 12 people each and holding over 100 people. banquet.
Looking through the data, the number of restaurants that can be operated as category D has increased from 500 in early August to 912 in mid-September. Most of them are located in the traditional "prosperous district", with 179 restaurants in Yau Tsim District, 134 restaurants in Wan Chai District, and Central China. There are 119 in the West District and 91 in the Mong Kok District, most of which are bars and restaurants or Chinese restaurants and restaurants.
In addition, the Food and Health Bureau stated earlier that, unless otherwise stipulated by bars and pubs, catering premises must maintain one of the A, B, C, and D modes of operation. Among them, the employees of B-type premises will be tested regularly. The test is changed every 14 days to once every 7 days. The sample must be a combined swab sample of the nose and throat that is not collected by oneself. Those who have completed the vaccination are exempted.
Restaurant: It is estimated that the number of Category B diners is large
The London Restaurant in Mong Kok has three floors. The deputy general manager of the restaurant, Su Wancheng, said that the two floors are now zone B and the first floor is zone D.
He explained that because some families bring multiple children, they do not meet the requirements for entering category D restaurants. At the same time, the diners who booked the table may not know whether family members have been vaccinated. It is estimated that category B diners account for a larger proportion.
Su Wancheng revealed that the booking situation is better than expected. It has risen by 10 to 20% from last year, but it is still less than half of the Mid-Autumn Festival before the epidemic.
(Information Picture/Photographed by Lu Yiming)
The number of Mid-Autumn Festival bookings is less than half before the epidemic
Su also revealed that last year’s Mid-Autumn Festival coincided with the third wave of the epidemic. This year’s epidemic has eased compared with last year. Therefore, the situation of bookings during the Mid-Autumn Festival is more ideal than expected. It has risen by 10 to 20% compared with last year, but it is still less than half of the pre-epidemic period. Business is the best on the Mid-Autumn Festival this Saturday and next Tuesday.
However, he also pointed out that due to the impact of the epidemic, no group has held a Mid-Autumn Festival banquet for two consecutive years.
"Sometimes the epidemic situation is ashamed for two years, and sometimes it may not be necessary to order a channel."
As for diners with one table for 4 people, the restaurant will maintain the arrangements for the Mid-Autumn Festival last year. Chicken breast and chicken wings are built.
At the same time, a 12-person set menu is also provided to category D diners, or the amount of dishes may be adjusted according to the number of people.
In order to cater for the four-person diners, the London Restaurant will maintain the arrangements for the Mid-Autumn Festival last year. For example, a chicken is divided into two dishes, one for each one (the head and one of the dishes), and the other is for the back of the chicken. , Chicken breasts and chicken wings.
(Provided by the London Restaurant)
Asked how to confirm that the diners have been vaccinated, Su said that he would ask the diners who booked the table to provide proof through Whatsapp or go to the restaurant, and then check for confirmation after the diners are seated.
He explained that if diners are crowded outside the restaurant, it is difficult to check the needle paper one by one. The arrangement is to avoid violations of regulations and result in punishment by government departments.
"Don't want to eclipse the bottom class guys, we have to suspend business if we break the law."
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