A survey conducted by the Association of Catering Establishments has revealed that close to 90% of catering establishments across Malta & Gozo are not willing to restrict their service only to people who have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
The survey has found that 86.3% of respondents are unwilling to do so and over 90% believe that the incentives provided by Health Minister Chris Fearne and the health authorities do not justify the restriction of their service.
On Tuesday, Fearne revealed that establishments which choose to cater solely to fully vaccinated individuals, whose entire staff is fully vaccinated, may opt to increase their table-maximum to eight people, extend their hours until 3am and have a decreased distance of 1.5m, along with welcoming bar service with perspex rather than waiter service.
87.7% of respondents within the industry express that the measures are “overkill” and believe that measures did not take enough into consideration the current staffing and human resource issue in the hospitality sector.
Do you agree?