Restaurants call for more support

Record Staff
Restaurants call for more support

The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) is presenting the government with possible solutions to help restaurateurs get back to business as quickly as possible.
Last Thursday Premier Francois Legault announced that restaurant dining rooms, theatres and gyms located in red zones will remain closed until Jan 11, but family gatherings have been authorized for a four-day window during the holiday season.
Restaurants could have been safe places for family gatherings, given the many investments in safety measures, explained Charles Milliard, President and CEO of the FCCQ in a press release.
“This is an extremely hard blow for many companies, not only on their finances, but also on their morale. We understand that the current numbers of COVID-19 cases do not allow for a full return to normal, but the restaurant companies have invested significant amounts of money to bring their spaces up to the highest sanitary standards. The limited number of gatherings in these establishments could have been done without compromising public health,” Milliard, said.

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