The Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) has developed a guide specifically for food service operators on re-opening their establishment.
There is no denying that the COVID-19 situation presents our industry, and country at large, with an incredible challenge. Restaurants have always played an essential role in communities across Canada. Beyond just providing food and drink, restaurants fulfill a human need for connection and help shape social relations. They represent a warm place for communities to gather, and support the supply chain from farm to table.
As we move into a post-COVID world, it is important to stay optimistic while also realistic about the future. Our industry is a resilient one, though it may be a while until the restaurant landscape looks the way it used to, in adversity there is always opportunity; to learn, to grow, and to change. We need to consider what the ‘new normal’ will look like and how we can best adapt to new consumer needs and habits.
This guide is designed to provide you with a summary of recommended practices that can be implemented in your operation. Together with recommendations from your local health departments, you can ensure a safe and secure reopening. To the restaurant operators, employees, and the entire supply chain who make up our food service industry to service 22 million Canadians each day, we want to reassure you that Restaurants Canada is committed to supporting you as we navigate the effects of COVID-19.
We are Stronger Together!