Monday, 21 June 2021

Could Croatia’s restaurants and cafés be open longer for European Football Championships?

Written by  Jun 05, 2021

The Guild of Caterers and Tourist Employees of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK) sent a request to the competent institutions to extend the working hours of catering facilities during the upcoming European Football Championship.

As the European Football Championship starts on June 11 and lasts until July 11, the Guild of Caterers has requested an amendment to the decision on necessary epidemiological measures restricting gatherings, in such a way as to allow catering facilities to work after 11 pm, they reported on Saturday. HOK.

They also stated that important sports competitions have always meant an opportunity for better business for the catering sector, and this year the caterers are ready for the upcoming European Football Championship, which will be monitored in most catering facilities, in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures.

According to the daily schedule of the European Championship, the last matches are scheduled for 9 pm, and the proposed extension of working hours would allow guests to follow the match until the end, thus avoiding the potential inconvenience that caterers have to close facilities and require guests to leave premises, reads the HOK statement.

"Encouraged by the relaxation of measures, the announcement of a successful tourist season, the evident decline in the number of infected and the growing number of vaccinated people, we consider it justified to extend working hours in restaurants to at least midnight," said Joso Smolić.

According to the Caterers' Guild, this would send a positive message to foreign guests, who will stay in Croatia during the championship and follow their national team.


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