Covid-19 virus has been spreading at high speed. And if in the restaurant sector the transmission of the Coronavirus can be radically faster, a few solutions exist. So what are the actions to adopt to avoid this spread and minimize the risks?
Wash your hands regularly
It is usually essential to wash your hands regularly to comply with hygiene standards. With the appearance of the Coronavirus, it is necessary to wash your hands even more frequently to limit the exchange of bacteria.
Do not touch your face and use gloves.
Even if you wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face as much as possible. Indeed, the eyes, nose and mouth are the main routes of entry of the virus into the body. Also remember to wear gloves for most of the tasks that you will be performing and that do not usually require additional protection: preparing drinks, coffees, putting away dishes, and cleaning the room.
Avoid close contact
Even if this is very complicated in this sector, limit close contact with customers as much as possible to avoid the risk of transmission. One of the main vectors of transmission is postilions emitted by an infected person through sneezing or coughing.
Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
As stated above, one of the main transmission vectors of the virus is postilions. It is therefore essential to sneeze and cough into your sleeve or your elbow if you are in short sleeves. It is always best to return to wash your hands up to the elbow afterwards. Give priority to disposable handkerchiefs.
Wash tablecloths and towels at high temperature
Poorly cleaned, tea towels, tablecloths and napkins used in the kitchen or the dining room can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria. To avoid any risk, wash your clothes at 90 ° to remove all bacteria. Also, prefer washing at high temperature for the dishes.
Disinfect risk areas
Regularly wash areas frequently touched by your customers such as payment terminals, handles (room, kitchen, toilets, etc.), chairs, benches and tables. It will allow you to eliminate a maximum of bacteria present on all these surfaces. If you have the possibility, consider laminating your menus so that you can disinfect them if necessary!
Attention to appetizers and bread baskets! Use wood picks or small forks to serve your olives, cold cuts and cheese platters. By performing all of these actions daily and regularly, you will significantly reduce the risk of virus transmission.