Public catering establishments will face hard times after the introduction of new restrictive measures, just like last year. Igor Bukharov, head of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers, expressed this opinion in a conversation with Made in Russia.
On Tuesday, the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin signed an order to prohibit visiting cafes, restaurants and other catering facilities without vaccination, PCR-test and those who were ill with coronavirus more than 6 months ago.
Bukharov, in response to a question about how businesses would survive such times, said establishments would have a "hard time, just like last year."
However, he was positive about leaving the cafes open for those who had been vaccinated or had contracted the disease in the last 6 months and for visitors with a negative PCR test that was done at least three days before the visit.
"We believe that the city today is enabling and encouraging people to get vaccinated so that at least such guests can go to restaurants. If people have at least some opportunity to visit institutions, they are ready to show a QR code and their documents, then why not," he said.
At the same time Bukharov didn't rule out that some part of the personnel of the institutions might become unemployed against the background of reducing the number of visitors.