Updated – HoReCa after the lockdown – when and how to open the gastronomic facilities

When may the gastronomy in the different federal states reopen? And what measures must be implemented to achieve this?
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Dates for the reopening of gastronomy in the individual federal states (as of 18.05.2020)

Baden-Württemberg:
On 18 May, restaurants will be allowed to reopen their indoor and outdoor areas under security conditions. From 29 May, hotels may again accommodate tourists.

Bavaria:
From 18 May, restaurants may reopen gradually, starting with the outdoor areas. Indoor restaurants from 25.05.2020. 30.05.2020 is the expected date for the opening of hotels, holiday flats and camping under strict conditions.

Berlin:
From 15 May 2020, restaurants with their own food preparation in Berlin will be allowed to open under certain conditions, such as keeping a minimum distance and presenting hygiene concepts. From 25 May 2020, excursions and city tours as well as guided city tours will be possible again under certain conditions. Hotels may also reopen for tourist overnight stays from 25 May onwards.

Brandenburg:
As in Berlin, restaurants in Brandenburg will be allowed to open on 15 May 2020 with their own food preparation under certain conditions, such as keeping a minimum distance and presenting hygiene concepts. The hotel industry is allowed to open from 25.05.2020.

Bremen:
Reopening of the gastronomy and hotel industry from 18 May 2020.

Hamburg:
Reopening of gastronomy and tourist overnight stays from 13.05.2020.

Hesse:
Reopening of the gastronomy and hotels from 15.05.2020

Mecklenburg Western Pomerania:
Opening of the gastronomy on 09.05.2020 and the hotel industry from 18.05.2020.

Lower Saxony:
Hotels are allowed to open again from 25.05.2020.

Northrhine-Westphalia:
Reopening of gastronomy from 11 May 2020, Hotels from 21.05.2020.

Rhineland Palatinate:
Reopening of the gastronomy from 13.05.2020. Hotels from 18.05.2020.

Saarland:
Reopening of the gastronomy and hotels from 18.05.2020

Saxony:
Reopening of the gastronomy and hotels from 15.05.2020

Saxony-Anhalt:
Reopening of the gastronomy from 22.05.2020. Holiday apartments from 15.05.2020 and hotels from 22.05.2020.

Schleswig-Holstein:
Reopening of the gastronomy and hotels from 18.5.2020

Thuringia:
The reopening should take place on 15.05.2020 for hotels and restaurants. It includes campsites as well as holiday apartments, holiday homes and similar offers, gastronomy, hotels and catering. The serving of alcoholic beverages is regulated by the municipalities themselves.

Important measures for the reopening of the catering trade (as of 08.05.2020)

Entrance Area:
• Provide disinfectant dispenser
• Distance control in the form of separate inputs and outputs
• Regulate access, assign seats if
• Apply distance markings

At the restaurant:

• Place tables in such a way that the guests can keep a distance of at least 1.5m
• Reduce table groups. Max. 6 persons. Make use of the available space even when the occupancy rate is low
• Masks must be worn by kitchen and service staff, also by guests when going to the sanitary facilities
• Avoid dry air, ventilate regularly
• Avoid buffets, salt and pepper shakers if possible
• Cover cutlery and glasses with gloves
• Wash your hands after removing the dishes if possible
• Offer cashless payment
• Play areas for children should be kept closed if possible
• Increase cleaning intervals in sanitary areas
• Frequent disinfection of door handles and handrails

Kitchen:
• Straighten out work areas as far as possible
• Wear mouth and nose protection, gloves and hairnets when preparing food
• Adhere to the temperature requirements of the DIN standards during dishwashing
• Frequent change of cleaning cloths and work clothes