From Tuesday at 05:00 the Araucanía region moved to stage 4 of the «Step by Step» Plan of government deconfiance. A stage that allows the opening of cafes, restaurants and cinemas, with a capacity of 25%. capacity.
At 12:30 the doors opened. Since March 18 they did not attend publicly inside the premises. When the first customers arrived it was all set, they had been preparing for this day for weeks.
ChileSandwich, Café Premium and El Criollito de Armando are some of the places in Temuco that returned to public. The health protocol created for reopening made it necessary to make various changes. In the case of the restaurant Criollito de Armando implemented two accesses, one for the entrance of the customers and one for the exit.
Cesar Carrasco, community manager of the premises, commented that it was decided to delete the physical menu, sending it now via Whatsapp or by scanning a QR code. In addition, at the entrance of the premises is taking a temperature and delivering alcohol gel, which is part of the measures included in the protocol prepared by the Government.
Pía Bersezio, seremi of Government of the Araucanía region, noted that they are currently in a stage of socialization and accompaniment, since the protocols are new and all must adapt. After this the audit process will begin. In addition, he added that shifts were being implemented, so that there is replacement in the event of a contracted worker.
Calculating 25% of capacity has generated doubts the most, according to the Seremi, deciding to follow the recommendation made by the undersecretary of Health Paula Daza, who noted that it must be two linear meters between each table.
The restaurant El Criollito de Armando pre-pandemic, had an estimated capacity of 200 people. With the reopening, a maximum of 50 customers will be able to receive the reopening. Today, on their first day of operation, they served 25 people at lunchtime. «The process was very pleasant, it makes us joy to re-light the halls and reunite with the customers,» said Ingrid Monsalve, restaurant manager.
The reopening of restaurants, cafes and cinemas is expected to gradually take place. In Temuco, the restaurant Portales and Las Tranqueras, are some of the places that will open in the coming days. The two cinemas in the region are already in operation, there is a separation of several seats between the attendees and the prohibition of the sale of food and drinks, so that the masks are not removed at any time.