Mall restaurants and cafes can serve restaurant customers as Bali provincial government issues new rules
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Bali, which is at level 4 of the central government’s Public Activity Restrictions Enforcement Protocol (PPKM) until at least September 13, was being tested for the reopening of shopping malls, which began yesterday. . During the test run, shopping centers are allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with strict sanitary protocols, as stated in a ministerial instruction recently issued by Interior Minister Tito Karnavian.
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Among the regulations, restaurants and cafes located inside shopping malls were only allowed to accept deliveries or take out orders during this period. That has changed, however, with the Bali provincial government issuing a circular on September 7 to revoke some of the restrictions.
“Restaurants, cafes inside shopping malls / malls / malls can accept customers with a maximum capacity of 25% and a meal time of 30 minutes,” said the circular, which was signed by the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster.
Cinemas, children’s play areas and other entertainment facilities in shopping malls are to remain closed even with the new flyer.
However, there is a compromise with the new flyer when it comes to filtering visitors at the entrance to the mall. Under PPKM rules, those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter Bali malls using the PeduliLindungi test and traceability app. However, the Koster circular states that only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed access to shopping malls.
High-risk groups such as pregnant women, those under 12 and over 70 are strictly prohibited from entering shopping malls.
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