Two outlets of chain restaurants face two weeks ban
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department banned two outlets of fast food restaurants, Fairwood and Cafe de Coral, after they found out staffers didn’t ensure their customers register when entering.
The two outlets are located at Aberdeen Center. Until April 19, the two outlets cannot provide dine-in services, from 6 pm to 4.59 am, and cannot serve more than two people per table.
FEHD replied to media inquiries and said officers were patrolling the restaurants at Aberdeen Center on April 4. They found out that the staffers of the two outlets didn’t ensure customers register when entering, either by using the LeaveHomeSafe app or filling in the paper forms, which collect information including names, phone number and date and time of the visit.
The two outlets were in violation of Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation, according to FEHD, and were immediately prosecuted.
The spokesman of Cafe de Coral encouraged customers to fill in the information on the forms clearly, after the event.
During the Easter holidays, FEHD patrolled over 2,000 restaurants and 25 operators were prosecuted, in which 15 were involved in customers’ registration when entering the restaurants.