The Ministry of Public Health has made some revisions to the Public Health Order on Food and Liquor Serving Premises, with attention to the conversion of table service restaurants to counter service.
The Ministry heard from some premises that want to or have converted their operation from table service to counter service, dropping the selling of liquor for premise consumption in order to not have to undertake proof of vaccination checking.
- Consequently, the main changes in this order are to establish the rules for restaurants that want to make this conversion.
- To do so the order defines table service by listing all the characteristics that comprise table service.
- If a place does any of the things listed in the definition they are considered a table service restaurants and have to do proof of vaccination checking.
- Clarification that being fully vaccinated does not include having to have had a booster shot
- Minor editorial changes for consistency with the Gatherings and Events order