The federal economic ministers are aiming for a nationwide controlled opening of the hospitality industry before the end of this month, but with significantly reduced public traffic.
The opening is to apply to restaurants, aubengastronomie, cafes, taverns and pubs, as well as snack bars, as can be seen from the draft resolution for the conference of economics ministers of the countries, which is available to the dpa.
The prerequisite is the observance of hygiene regulations, distance rules and the presentation of a plan for the protection of the employees. The opening is scheduled for 18. May 2020. The recommendation is intended as a basis for the meeting of minister presidents with chancellor angela merkel (CDU) on wednesday. Federal economics minister peter altmaier (CDU) also wanted to take part in the video conference.
The industry is under severe financial pressure, she says. A wave of insolvencies and associated high unemployment is to be feared if there are no clear time perspectives, the paper continues.
In addition, it would be difficult to explain to the population that on the one hand, shopping centers were open, while restaurants remained closed. Some federal states such as bavaria, lower saxony and mecklenburg-vorpommern already presented their own plans. Bremen, as the chair of the conference of economics ministers, is trying to coordinate its actions as far as possible.
Parallel to the relaxation of the regulations for the catering trade, contact restrictions are to be opened up along the lines of those in saxony-anhalt, where five instead of two people have been allowed to meet since monday. However, this could vary from region to region, depending on the incidence of infection.