May 19, 2020
A café in Germany has asked customers to wear amusing pool-noodles hats so that people may practise social distancing.
A café in Germany has reopened and is asking their customers to wear unique pool-noodle hats to ensure people maintain social distancing.
Café Rothe in Schwerin was allowed to open but came up with a novel way to make sure people stay a safe distance from each other.
Owner Jaqueline Rothe posted the amusing photo of diners wearing the unconventional colourful headgear, where it quickly went viral.
The post, which has garnered over 2,500 shares and hundreds of comments, brought some much-needed comedy relief to many stuck at home during the quarantine. Speaking to The Independent, she said,
“In these difficult times, it was nice to put a smile on people’s faces in this way.”
Rothe revealed that local TV company RTl had been filming the reopening of restaurants in the area and were the ones to bring along the hilarious hats.
She hoped that the photograph would show how challenging it was for the catering industry to continue business during the COVID-19 restrictions.
Restaurants can only have 12 tables inside and eight outside.
As of Sunday, Germany has recorded more than 176,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 8,000 deaths.
New hygiene and social distancing regulations mean that restaurants can only have 12 tables inside and eight outside. Jaqueline said,
“We will see what to expect when Germany opens up further, more people are allowed to travel and we have more tourists coming in a few weeks."
Restrictions caused by the pandemic have forced people to get more creative when celebrating special occasions, finding inventive ways to see their loved ones.
The Byrne family in New York proved this when they gathered in the front yard of their grandmother Kathleen Byrne, who was turning 95-years-old.
Countries all around the world have advised that social distancing measures be upheld to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
There have been over 4million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and while restrictions may be lifted in some countries, the elderly and those with underlying issues have been advised to stay home.