- Punjab govt. issued fresh guidelines for hotels, restaurants, and marriage halls in the state
- The Punjab government on Tuesday moved towards the further reopening of the economy
- Restaurants are now allowed to the dine-in facility in restaurants in Punjab till 8 pm. However, the bars will remain closed
“Fresh guidelines issued for hotels, restaurants, and marriage halls in the state: Punjab Govt.”
Now the Punjab government moved towards the further reopening of the economy, allowing hotels, restaurants, and marriage halls to operate at 50 percent capacity with strict adherence to social-distancing norms and other health protocols.
“Govt. allowed ‘dine-in’ facility in restaurants in Punjab till 8 pm”
As per the fresh guidelines issued here, govt. allowed ‘dine-in’ facility in restaurants in Punjab till 8 pm, with 50 percent occupancy or 50 guests, whichever is less.
“Keeping in view the concerns of the industry and the MHA instructions, we have decided to reopen hotels, restaurants, marriage halls & other hospitality services at reduced 50% capacity. However, establishments must adhere to the SoP and observe full precautions,” Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Punjab tweeted on Tuesday.
“Restaurants in hotels are now allowed to serve food, including buffet meals up to 50 percent of their seating capacity or 50 guests, whichever is less”
Restaurants in hotels are now allowed to serve food, including buffet meals up to 50 percent of their seating capacity or 50 guests, whichever is less, as per the guidelines.
The restaurants will also be open to persons other than hotel guests but only till 8 pm.
As per the guidelines for restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality services, the restaurants would be open for both walk-in and hotel guests. However, the bars in the hotels will remain closed. But liquor could be served in rooms and restaurants as permitted under the excise policy of the state.
“Marriage and other social function in banquet halls can be organised for up to 50 persons”
A government statement said that marriages and other social parties in banquet halls, marriage palaces, hotels, and open venues could be organised with up to 50 people, excluding the catering staff. The size of the banquet hall and venue for 50 people should at least be 5,000 sq ft.
But bars would remain closed in banquet halls and marriage palaces. The liquor could be served in the functions as per the excise policy
Restaurants owners were raising demands to allow them to open dine-in facility by sighting loss of clients and business. Now let’s see how this decision will impact mainly on restaurants of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Bhatinda, and all the other cities of Punjab.