Social Restriction; F&B Industry Only Serves Takeouts



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta starts enforcing the Large-scale Social Restriction (PSBB) today, Friday, April 10, following the coronavirus pandemic. One of the industries now regulated by the PSBB policy is the food and beverage (F&B industry). 

    Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has stipulated food and beverage practitioners, such as restaurant owners, restaurateurs or owners of other similar businesses, to strictly limit their service only to takeout.

    This regulation is contained in Governor Regulation No. 33 of 2020 concerning the Implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restriction in Handling COVID-19 in Jakarta. Including the aforementioned 'takeaway' regulation, there are a total of nine regulations stipulated in the PSBB related to the food and beverage industry.

    1. Strictly limit service to takeaways; through online ordering, and/ or by telephone or delivery service;

    2. Maintain a distance of one meter between customers when standing or sitting in a queue;

    3. Applying the hygenic principle of food sanitation in the process of handling food in accordance with (government) regulations;

    4. Provide equipments such as gloves and/ or food tongs to minimize direct contact with meals in the preparation, processing and serving;

    5. Ensuring adequate heating in accordance with the standards of food preparation;

    6. Cleaning work areas, facilities and equipment, especially surfaces that are in direct contact with food;

    7. Provide hand washing area equipped with soap for customers and employees;

    8. Prohibit employees to work if they are sick or have a body temperature above normal, are coughing, have runny nose, a diarrhea or easily out of breath;

    9. Requiring food handlers to use gloves, head masks and work clothes in accordance with occupational safety and health guidelines.

    BISNIS | Translator: DIO SUHENDA (Intern)