Evidence from the Ländle: hospitality is safe

No infection in Vorarlberg in the four weeks since it opened - safety precautions have proven effective

Vienna (OTS) - Hotels, restaurants and coffeehouses are still closed, in Vorarlberg the gastronomy has now been open for four weeks - under strict rules. And with the number of zero infections in businesses, it has proven that it is possible to open the catering trade safely. For the representatives of the Viennese hospitality industry, Dominic Schmid (head of the hotel industry), Wolfgang Binder (chairman of the coffee houses) and Peter Dobcak (chairman of the catering trade), these experiences from the Ländle are now the reason for the rapid opening of the hotels, restaurants and coffee houses to throb.

For gastro chairman Dobcak it is now clear: “The proof that safe opening is possible has been provided. We now have to quickly determine the framework conditions for Vienna that can ensure an opening here as well and then implement this as quickly as possible. "Coffee house representative Binder also sees a positive effect of an opening:" On the one hand, the coffee houses are a place of relaxation for them Viennese. And in times of the home office and the exit barriers, such places outside of your own four walls are more necessary than ever. In addition, we can control and maintain the safety distances. Opening up hospitality is certainly better than if many people continue to meet in private. "

Hotel representative Schmid also sees the Vorarlberg experience as an occasion to call for the hotels to be reopened, many of which have been closed for more than a year: “A hotel room is certainly no more dangerous for infection than a dining room. And in addition, if the worst comes to the worst, tracking would be easy because hotel guests always have to register. So you always know who was checked into the house. "

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