In Parisian restaurants, the new health protocol is slowly being implemented

REPORTAGE – If the new protocol is not yet very well respected, due to lack of time to organize themselves, the restaurateurs remind that they are not there to police.

A check in a restaurant this Tuesday, October 6.
A check in a restaurant this Tuesday, October 6. THOMAS COEX / AFP

We do catering, not controls», Launches a Parisian waiter, typing the orders he has just taken on his electronic cash register. This Tuesday noon, the implementation of the reinforced health protocol, to allow restaurants to remain open despite the maximum alert threshold in Paris, did not discourage customers. Terraces and interiors of restaurants in central Paris were even quite full.

Like restaurant owners, they were able to rub shoulders with the new health protocol, which establishes certain stricter rules. At least in practice. This Tuesday noon, this protocol was not yet kept to the letter. “It’s the beginning, it’s falling into place», Testifies the waiter of a bistro, around the Place de la Bourse. “We are more rigorous on the meter of difference between the tables“, He assures in the first place. This morning, this restaurant recalculated its spaces to be in the nails. Many restaurants are also expressing their desire to respect the protocol.

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