Eateries resume dine-in with precautions

Rokiah Mahmud & Daniel Lim

With restaurants, eateries, cafes and food courts allowed to provide dine-in services, the public is reminded to take extra precautions and practise safety before entering the establishments.

Food premises’ operators are allowed to take 30 per cent of seating capacity. A buffet is also not allowed. Temperature checks and scanning the BruHealth app QR code is a must to ensure a customer’s health status before entry.

The Sunday Bulletin took a closer look at some of the food operators and premises that opened doors for dine-in customers last night.

A spokesperson for The Rizqun Coffee House said their sungkai buffet has the QR code. They also check the customers’ BruHealth application before allowing them to enter the eatery. This year an ala carte menu is prepared where customers need to order and book seats.

The same applies at the Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) and Express Fast Food. Safety and cleanliness are top priority and every dine-in customer has to scan the code on the BruHealth application. Advance reservation is also encouraged.

Meanwhile, some food operators still do not entertain dine-in. They said they will monitor the situation first and then decide.

KB Sentral Shopping Centre also opened its doors for patrons with the BruHealth application placed in front of all restaurants.

In addition to the QR code, customers’ temperature is also checked at the centre’s main entrance. If the temperature exceeds 37.5 degree Celsius they are denied entry.

At a recent daily press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) it was stated that food premises and operators are required to obtain a BruHealth QR code, while a QR code print must be posted at the entrance where customers can scan theirs before entry and exit.

Only green and yellow colour codes are allowed to enter or dine-in.

The public is reminded to comply with the regulations and directives related to the gradual reduction of the social distancing measures. The violation of the orders is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act (Section 204), which carries a BND10,000 fine or imprisonment of up to six months, or both.

With restaurants, eateries, cafes and food courts allowed to provide dine-in services, the public is reminded to take extra precautions before entering the establishments. Photo shows the BruHealth QR code displayed at an eatery
ABOVE & B ELOW: The BruHealth QR codes displayed at eateries. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM & RAHWANI ZAHARI