Pune, July 7, 2020: The Maharashtra government issued a guideline on Monday saying that hotels and restaurants providing accommodation services located outside containment zones are to resume their services from July 8. However, these ventures will operate at 33% capacity and have to follow certain terms and conditions mentioned in the guidelines. As per the notification, people who are not having any symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed in these hotels and restaurants.
The Indian hospitality industry has been badly hit by the lockdown. This pandemic has resulted in a huge drop of footfalls in the hotels and restaurants making them suffer from a big loss. Now the Chief Ministers have been taking decisions to re-open the economy based on the situation of respective states.
The guideline states that hotels need to adopt contactless processes like digital payment through e-wallets for check-in, check-out and payment within the vicinity. Online forms for registration and QR codes are to be used by the visitors. The number of people in the elevators will be less for social distancing as per the notification.
Visitors having their face covered with recommended masks will only be allowed to enter; they are also required to wear masks throughout the premises and for as long as their visit. Customers will have to install the Aarogya Setu application in their mobile phones. Digital menu cards and disposable napkins are encouraged. The restaurants will be available only for resident guests.