The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has advanced this Wednesday the hospitality sector that the Ministry of Health this Friday will decree to make the use of the mask mandatory inside restaurants and will expand to six the people who can sit in the same week on terraces.
These measures have been transferred by the Madrid leader herself to the hoteliers in the framework of the telematic meeting they have held this Monday, focused on trying “make up for the hours lost due to the advance of the curfew.”
As reported by sources from the regional government, the president has highlighted the importance that in the closed spaces of the premises cross ventilation is guaranteed, preferably natural, and this will be established as a consumer right.
In addition, it has announced that the Community of Madrid will approve this Friday increase the number of diners on the terraces to six people for the next few weeks.
All this together with the study of delaying again as soon as possible, and the incidence data improve, the curfew at twelve at night, so that the restaurant and culture sector can remain open until that time.
“In Madrid we do everything in our power to keep our hospitality and culture open despite the political impulses that come to us from all institutions,” said Ayuso, who has promised to reinforce information on the possibility of home delivery of food.
Specific plan for the center of Madrid
Along with the aid of 85 million announced today by the regional government for the hotel industry, the president has also advanced the implementation of a specific plan to help the central district of Madrid capital, “which has been particularly affected by the drastic fall of tourists, in an area that traditionally depends a lot on these clients. “ This plan will be worked on with the Ministries of Economy and Culture and Tourism.
The representatives of the hospitality industry thanked the president for her support, that the Community of Madrid is “an island for the hospitality industry compared to other administrations that have decided, arbitrarily, to ruin the sector.”
In addition, the head of the regional Executive has insisted on the importance of promoting control measures at Barajas airport, especially with flights from countries where new strains are being produced.
In the telematic meeting Chaired by the regional president, and with the presence of the Minister of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Sustainability, Paloma Martin, participated by the hospitality sector: Pepa Muñoz, president of the Foundation of Cooks Associations and Reposteros de España (FACYRE); José Luis Inarejos, president of the Madrid Association of Cooks and Confectioners (ACYRE Madrid); Miriam Hernández, vice president of ACYRE Madrid; and José Luis Yzuel, president of the Spanish Hospitality Business Confederation (CEHE).
In addition, they have been Emilio Gallego, CEHE Secretary General; Tomás Gutiérrez, president of the Hospitality Business Association of the Community of Madrid; Antonio Galán, president of the Madrid Association of Restoration Companies (AMER); José Carlos Ramón, executive secretary of AMER; Juan José Blardony. general director of Hospitality of Madrid; Luisa Masuet, president of the Spanish Association of Franchisors; José Antonio Aparicio, president of the Association of Restaurateurs of the Plaza Mayor and Madrid de los Austrias.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.