Catering enthusiasts can visit one of the five Utrecht cafes participating in the Fieldlab Cafés test event from Wednesday 14 April to Saturday 17 April. These are the cafés Hofman, de Beurs, Ubica, VinVin and ‘t Oude Pierement. You can register from next week.
Research organization TNO will then investigate whether guests and staff in the restaurant adhere to the corona measures and agreements. The outcome of the event will be used to see if, and how, cafes and pubs can open again safely.
Interested parties are required to register in advance via the event website, and can choose from 1.5 hour or 3 hour time slots. All participants, both guests and staff, must present a negative test certificate in advance.
“The insights gained from this trial in Utrecht are important for the reopening of cafés throughout the Netherlands. That is an important ray of hope for all catering entrepreneurs and their guests,” says Mayor Sharon Dijksma about the trial.
The test event was announced some time ago. For this, the cabinet designated the city center of Utrecht as a test location. Mayor Dijksma actually wanted the restaurants in the city to open their doors again carefully, but that proposal was quickly rejected. As an alternative, Utrecht is now getting the aforementioned trial with cafés.