Restaurants, fast food outlets and coffee shops have the ability to reopen across the country from today, subject to the restrictions under the current advanced level 3 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy.
At Lifestyle Centre, a number of food outlets opened for business on Monday morning, including Zaras, Wimpy, Beira Alta and The Market, where the communal seating can now be used by customers to enjoy food and beverages on site once again.
Centre Management, together with The Market traders, have strict protocol in place for The Market communal seating area, including cleaning protocol and social distancing measures at the communal tables, where signage has been installed and certain seating secured in order to disallow use. This is in addition to the protocol already in place such as daily temperature checks, the wearing of masks and regular sanitisation by staff, as well as the provision of hand sanitiser, social distancing markers and weekly deep cleaning.
Rigorous guidelines are in the process of being actioned by all the restaurants on Eat Street, which will open for sit-down dining during the course of the week. Robsons and LUPA will open on Tuesday 30 June at 10am and 12pm respectively, while 45 On Eat Street, Peron Peron and Attikos will all open from Wednesday lunchtime.
Lifestyle Centre Owner, Bruce Rencken said, “We welcome the re-opening of The Market and Eat Street and the various eateries at Lifestyle Centre, which certainly helps a semblance of normality to return. While some have been operating on a takeaway or delivery basis, it is important for them to be able to provide their usual sit-down offering to keep their businesses sustainable. Unfortunately, no alcohol may be served by any outlets for on-site consumption. This is being challenged by the Restaurant Association of South Africa and we hope that it will be resolved soon. Restaurants are in the meantime ensuring that non-alcoholic wine, beer, gin and cocktails are on their menus. We just cannot wait to host our customers at Eat Street and in The Market again! We have extensive protocols in place to ensure safe dining and ask the Ballito community to play their part and practice safe and responsible mask protocol and social distancing.”
The Market retail trading hours will remain as per current lockdown trading hours:
Mondays – Saturdays: 9am – 5pm
Sundays: 9am – 4pm
The Market eateries will revert to trading till later:
Mondays – Thursdays: 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 9pm
The Lifestyle Centre website will continue to be updated with the latest trading hours for each of the restaurants: https://www.ballitolifestylecentre.co.za/open/