In response to queries and calls for support for their customers from our IFSA members, IFSA and Chef Network have come together to formulate a practical guide specifically aimed at catering businesses as they plan for the official reopening.
The sole aim of this document is to help our members as they, support and advise their food business customers in Ireland on how best to reopen their doors from June 29th 2020 in the safest and most assured way possible for business owners, employees and their customers.
IFSA SUPPORTS CALL FOR THE 2 METRE TO BE REDUCED
While IFSA and Chef Network support calls for the physical distancing stipulation to be reduced from 2 metres to 1 metre, the procedures and practices recommended in these guidelines fully comply with the current COVID-19 related public health protection measures identified as necessary by the HSE.
The procedures outlined in the document will be applicable in principle, whether in relation to a 2 metre or 1 metre distance. As these measures are reviewed and changed by the HSE, the document will be reviewed and changed to offer continued support to the Hospitality Industry.
The Catering Business Operating Guidelines should be used by operators to adapt their workplace
procedures and practices to comply fully with the COVID-19 related public health protection measures identified as necessary by the HSE.
It sets out in very clear terms for catering business employers and workers the steps that they must take before a workplace reopens, and as it continues to operate.