Town comes out to dine in

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Tall Timbers managing director Ed Fallens her welcomed the ability to offer the option to dine in at his establishment.
Camera IconTall Timbers managing director Ed Fallens her welcomed the ability to offer the option to dine in at his establishment. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Manjimup CBD started looking a little different this week, with the return of dining in at restaurants and cafes.

There are still heavy restrictions in place for eateries to abide by amidst COVID-19 concerns, such as only allowing 20 patrons in at a time.

Tall Timbers managing director Ed Fallens said the decision to reopen for dine-in was only made at the weekend.

“It’s good to see people have come out to dine in,” he said.

“We had people waiting at the doors for a table when we opened on Monday.”

As part of rules that restaurants and cafes have to abide by in order to offer dine-in options, every person who comes in must sign in with their details.

“We then have to call into the COVID-19 hotline to pass along the information,” Mr Fallens said.

“We have to sanitise everything between each sit in and we have our own safety plan.”

Employees also had to complete the COVID-19 hygiene course.

“There is no salt and pepper on the tables, no menus on the table and you’re not allowed to have shared cutlery unless you have an industrial dishwasher, which we do,” Mr Fallens said.

“It’s amazing to think about how much had been shut down before this.”

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