Concern about renewed closings: Cologne gastro promotes vaccination with vouchers

Cologne –

Cologne restaurateurs want to fight vaccination fatigue with two campaigns and thus ensure that the restaurants do not have to close again due to rising incidences.

“Drinks against pricks” is the motto on Friday in the Kwartier Latäng, where the municipal vaccination bus will be parked from 5 to 10.30 p.m. on the corner of Roonstrasse and Zülpicher Strasse and will offer spontaneous vaccinations without an appointment. The Gastro Kwartier Latäng Association has come up with a special vaccination incentive in cooperation with the city. Everyone who gets vaccinated receives a consumption voucher that can be redeemed in 24 bars, pubs and restaurants in the district. “The vouchers will have an average value of ten euros,” said the hosts’ association. Among others, Grandma Kleinmann, Melting Pot, Stiefel, Filmdose, Borsalino and Soylent Green will be there.

Appeal from Grandma Kleinmann

“Dear friends of the night, Delta is also spreading more and more in our country. Cologne is also back to values ​​that call the continuation of gastronomy into question. A high vaccination rate is currently the best protection to ensure that we can go on with our lives as normally as possible, ”says the gastro association on Facebook.

Test outside and inside

Grandma Kleinmann is also among those restaurants that ask their guests to present a negative test in both outdoor and indoor dining – although this is not currently provided for in the Corona Protection Ordinance and could possibly deter some guests. The Bagatelle in Südstadt is also part of the campaign.

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The owners of Grandma Kleinmann draw attention to the new regulation on the website: “Regardless of the current situation, for your and our safety, we expect one from every guest over the age of twelve who would like to visit Grandma indoors or outdoors current test or evidence of vaccination or recovery. We are all vaccinated, too, but we still have regular tests. “

In the past few days, several restaurants had announced that they would have to close for one or more days due to staff shortages and quarantine cases. Among other things, the bagatelle was affected. “In the last few months we have always tried to responsibly do justice to the respective situation. Everyone in our team is vaccinated and still tested for the virus, or in addition, before the shifts. From our point of view, it is time to do something beyond the currently applicable requirements to ensure that the pandemic progresses as well as possible and to enable much more freedom in the long term, ”said Bagatelle boss Daniel Rabe.