All catering business owners will have to decide for themselves whether to follow the Cabinet’s new advice on mouth masks. This is what the branch organization Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) says.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Wednesday afternoon that from now on it is strongly recommended to wear a mouth mask in public places. “For now it will only be advice and the cabinet will leave the choice to the catering contractors. That is a decision that you have to make yourself, ”replies KHN.
According to the trade association, public health is always number 1 among catering entrepreneurs. She believes the government should be able to “justify why mouth masks are needed and what it means for safety”. Especially if at some point it is decided to make face masks mandatory.
In this case, the KHN wants more freedom for the gastronomy in return. “As in Belgium and Germany, where, for example, 10 or more people are allowed to sit at the table.”
The Amsterdam department of Koninklijke Horeca Nederland announced on Tuesday that it would advise its members to follow the advice on mouth masks when that still applies to a limited number of regions.