Launch of the first international manual against COVID-19 for restaurants and nightlife

Linkers and the International Nightlife Association publish said manual of recommendations to establish safety parameters in restaurants and nightlife venues.

With the COVID-19 crisis at its peak and the 'reopening' beginning, the time has come to reopen venues with the maximum guarantees


Step by step, we see how some countries are beginning to experience a slow reopening, in which the restaurants and bars are playing a major role but also nightclubs are starting to show their heads. So, while some countries are slowing opening up businesses and people are starting to take the streets, it is expected that shortly clients will also start to visit nightlife venues each time in more countries, always respecting the safety and capacity measures dictated by the authorities of each country. 

To be able to carry out a reopening of the nightlife with the safest measures possible, Linkers has developed a manual of recommendations for post-COVID-19 service operations for the International Nightlife Association, which will thus complement the international sanitary seal "Sanitized Venue", which has been developed jointly by the International Nightlife AssociationLinkers and with the AFLP Group to be implemented in restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, etc. This international sanitary seal ensures the confidence of customers and staff as it protects them at all times from COVID-19. This international seal has also been implemented in several restaurants and nightlife establishments in Spain, and their workers have been trained through the international training manual developed by Linkers

Unlike other manuals, in which the recommendations are aimed at defining the concepts of the standards to be implemented in the sector, this one has made more progress, collecting quality and safety regulations, translating them into recommendations for the operations and procedures of the different service areas of the business. Besides, procedures have been broken down by work areas, kitchen, offices, halls, bar, cloakrooms, parking lots, and as well types of sale, delivery, take away, catering and buffet, with a clear international vision, so that, it can be applied in any country in the world.

It also reflects not only the previous service but also the execution and post service, contemplating the safety measures, cleaning, and disinfection in each of the tasks that integrate the restaurant businesses and nightlife. An eventuality plan is also described, establishing criteria that help the entrepreneurs to adapt it to the characteristics of their business. Besides, based on the HACCP system criteria guide and the new current situation, practical operational recommendations have been defined which help the professionals to carry out their work more effectively and guaranteeing safety standards.


Several Spanish venues already have implemented the seal and their staff have been trained with the international manual

This international anti-COVID-19 manual will also be found on the employment portal Hosteleo. In collaboration at a state level with AFLP Group and Spain Nightlife (a member of the International Nightlife Association)a plan is offered to open restaurants and nightlife establishments at a national level with integral disinfection of the premises. This way, from the first moment ensuring that restaurants can open safely and according to the new sanitary measures. Besides, Linkers will offer training that reinforces the aspects developed in the manual, for the correct management of rooms and kitchen equipment within the establishment and, those venues that wish to obtain the "Sanitized Venue" seal must comply with the rest of the requirements.

The collaboration between Linkers, International Nightlife Association, and AFLP Group does not end here and new actions will be developed as we return to the "new normality". The aim, for the time being, is for the "Sanitized Venue" seal together with the international training manual specifically for restaurants and nightlife to reach a total of 20 countries in the next three months.