Kerala eases COVID curbs, hotels, bars to resume operations with 50 pc capacity
Thiruvananthapuram: In a further relaxation of COVID-19 curbs, the Kerala government has granted permission for in-dining at hotels and bars. Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to have food at the hotels.
The decision was taken in the COVID review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Saturday.
In-dining at hotels was not permitted after the second of the COVID-19 in the state.
As per the decision, hotels will be allowed to offer the in-dining facility with 50 percent of the seating capacity. Along with this, bar hotels are also permitted for in-dining.
Operation of indoor stadiums and swimming pools are also allowed. Only fully vaccinated employees are allowed to work in hotels, bars and other institutions.
Though only those who took two doses of COVID vaccine are allowed for in-dining at restaurants, those under 18 years are exempted from this rule.
Hotels and bars must make the seating arrangements by ensuring proper distance between each seat. As per the directive, AC should not be used in hotels and bars. Doors and windows must keep open.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister declared that no decision was taken to reopen the theatres in the state.