Central ready to dine-in again with new ‘Hygiene & Safety’ masterplan
published : 18 May 2021 at 17:45
Central Pattana plc, has announced that it is ready to comply with the government's announcement to tighten restaurant measures, as the option to dine-in resumes at restaurants inside the 13 shopping centres owned by the company located in maximum control areas.
The company, operator of centralwOrld, CentralPlaza, CentralFestival, Central Phuket and Thailand's first luxury outlet Central Village, has adjusted its masterplan of restaurant health control measures to be in line with the government’s announcement, and framed it as ‘Restaurants@Central Hygiene and Safety Masterplan’ to set a high standard for restaurants across the country.
Central Pattana is confident that if the private sector, entrepreneurs and all Thai people cooperate, by implementing and strictly adhering to the safeguards, the government will further ease the measures in order to help affected restaurants resume business fully as soon as possible.
Dr. Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Central Pattana plc, said: “We welcome the government's announcement to ease the strict health measures for restaurants in maximum control areas of the four provinces, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan, by allowing dine-in services, effective as of 17 May 2021 onwards (or until further notice) but with strict health measures in place. It is a good signal that helps restaurant operators resume their businesses, and supports restaurant workers and related businesses in the supply chain.”
“As leader of Central's Hygiene and Safety Masterplan, we have prepared everything in advance. To this end, we have created a masterplan with the highest level of health measures for restaurants to use as guidelines for safe service. They can study the guidelines and become familiar with them and they can prepare their staff, equipment and tools accordingly.”
“Since the government’s announcement to allow sit-in dining, we have been able to quickly adjust our pre-arranged plan be in line with the prevailing policy. Central Pattana hopes that its masterplan will benefit all related sectors by setting a high standard that keeps restaurants clean and safe and ensures the return of consumer confidence in these environments.”
‘Restaurants@Central Hygiene and Safety Masterplan’ is structured around five core values comprising up to 30 directives in line with each province’s regulations, as follows:
• Bangkok – maintain social distancing of at least two metres between tables and customers. If the distance is between 1-2 metres, a table shield must be provided.
• Nonthaburi – maintain social distancing of at least one metre between tables and customers. Table shields must be provided.
Dr. Nattakit added: “The stringent measures include: 0.5 metre table shields; double masks (mask and face shield) for restaurant workers; staff eating separately and away from guests, and; daily monitoring of staff movements and activities. The three-step table disinfection practice involves hand-washing every 30 minutes and mask wearing at all times. Altogether, these provide thorough protection for customers and staff at restaurants.”
Central Pattana’s 13 branches welcoming dine-in customers are: centralwOrld, CentralFestival EastVille, CentralPlaza Ladprao, CentralPlaza Rama 2, CentralPlaza Rama 3, CentralPlaza Rama 9, CentralPlaza Pinklao, CentralPlaza Ramindra, CentralPlaza Bangna, CentralPlaza Chaengwattana, CentralPlaza Rattanathibet, CentralPlaza WestGate and Central Village.
In adhering to the highest safeguards Central Pattana recognises the unity of the Thai people and the need to fully protect them. The company also commends the hard work of government sectors, medical professionals, outpost officers and volunteers, and vital co-operation with private sectors to stop the spread of the virus and get the situation in the country under control again.