Coronavirus - risk of infection through dining out?

March 06, 2020 3 min read


One thought that probably plagues many of us in light of the current situation is how we can protect ourselves from the new type of corona virus. Is it particularly dangerous to go to a restaurant now? How hygienic and sterile it is to drink and eat there at the moment??How are they Hhealth regulations for restaurateurs regarding Corona

Coronavirus has not yet been transmitted through food or consumer goods

You can breathe a sigh of relief and don't have to cancel your reservations or planned restaurant, bar or café visits. According to theGerman hotel and restaurant association DEHOGA federal association exists so far no scientific evidence that the virus can be transmitted through products, utensils, or food . This also confirms thatFederal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and theConsumer advice centerbecause there are so far no cases of illness resulting from the consumption of imported or regional foods .

Germs and bacteria die in the dishwasher

The coronavirus is one of the viruses which are not particularly heat resistant are. Its "shell" is destroyed by high temperatures. Most pathogens die from 56 degrees Celsius - and that also applies to Corona. Because although this scares many people more frightened than conventional flu viruses, it is still no more heat-resistant than other germs of this kind. Modern dishwashers, such as those found in private households and catering kitchens, wash at 60 degrees Celsius and rinse at 85 degrees. This ensures that the virus cannot survive when it is cleaned in the dishwasher! If you as a restaurateur want to be on the safe side, you can also put our drinking straws in hot water, as they can withstand up to 200 degrees Celsius. Since water at 56 degrees Celsius is usually not used for hand washing, we would recommend that you take our drinking straws with you after cleaning Pour boiling water over them and the ideal cleanliness is guaranteed!


What is the best way to proceed as a restaurateur


Not only in view of the current situation, but also in daily business, restaurateurs should always ensure sterility and cleanliness in their business. Of theDEHOGA federal association informs entrepreneurs and restaurateurs how they can and must defend themselves against the spread of germs as best as possible In principle, a detailed briefing of all those involved is important so that everyone pulls together!

Gradual opening of catering establishments

All federal states are allowed to have their R.restaurants open againhowever, when and how does the eindividual federal states. Individual districts can still set up different regulations.

What applies to all federal states?

Between May 9th and the 25.05. may gastronomic establishments under the following Vrequirements to open again:

  • Restriction of Öopening times (Open until 9-10 p.m.)
  • Limitation of Gbranch numbers/ Control of access
  • Distance and Hhygiene rules must be complied with
  • Most of time M.asks requirement for employees
  • Reservations are strongly recommended / avoid queues

Tips for restaurateurs

  • Friendly E.instruction of all guests and employees involvedr)
  • Notices with notices on the doors
  • Watch Hhand wash & disinfect, Sneezing and coughing in the crook of your arm and not in the direction of other people
  • Always D.esinfectants provide
  • Tables out of the room ntake
  • Remove chairs from the bar so that ktoo big a move is created in the guest room
  • Not necessary Gobjects off the table eremove to have to clean less
  • Floor markings can help guests and employees maintain the distance
  • Cashless Introduce payment

According to Robert Koch Institute takes place the transmission of the virus via droplet infection over the air.As with other flu diseases, a distance of 1.5 m from other people can therefore protect. D.Rather, being close to other people is more likely to increase the risk than touching hands or surfaces, which should nevertheless not be completely ignored. It doesn't hurt to clean doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces regularly. However, all previous corona infections have happened loudlyRobert Koch Institute via the air as a droplet infection. With or without a HALM, caution and consideration are required in order to prevent the virus from spreading and not to infect other people.

In summary: Using our drinking straws does not increase the risk of infection!

Still, take good care of yourself!

Your HALM team


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