AERO: Don’t reduce capacity in bars and restaurants, ban unvaccinated people
Ramón Fariña, the president of AERO (the Association of Leisure and Restauration of Tenerife), has said that if the Government is considering extra restrictions due to the increase of Covid cases on the island, they would prefer no entry for unvaccinated people as opposed to a reduction of capacity.
Speaking to Cope Tenerife, Fariña said that hospitality business owners who are members of AERO, do not want the capacity of the premises to be reviewed: “100% capacity on the terrace and 80% indoors is more than enough for them to function, almost as normal. For this reason, any change in regulations should have the minimum economic effect on the hospitality sector, as it is more than evident that we are not the problem.”
Fariña added that the most advisable thing would be not allowing unvaccinated people to enter bars and restaurants, as this is easily controllable and will reduce the possibility of the spread of the virus. “They should establish a specific norm for unvaccinated people, as is already happening in other countries in Europe”.