Social Distancing at a Restaurant Patio

The days of hiding indoors from COVID-19 are coming to an end. To get back to something resembling normal, it’s time we start adapting our environments so that they protect us during daily activities. When’s the last time you saw your best friend? Wouldn’t it be nice to grab some lunch this summer from the comfort of a restaurant patio? Social distancing at a restaurant patio is nearly impossible without some form of barrier. That’s where Varsity Tents can make a difference. If you own a restaurant with patio space, now’s the time to get back in the game.

Utilizing Tents in Patio Spaces

Patio space is going to be a life saver (and business saver) for many restaurants. COVID-19 has done a number on many indoor eating establishments and their ability to remain in business. Fortunately for those with patio space, reopening your doors is within the realm of possibility.

Opening up patios is possible with the help of tents. Implementing multiple, small tents, side by side, will provide a few safe places for guests to eat. With one or two sides of the tent open, air flow will sweep through and keep any contaminated air from stagnating in the area. The sides that remain down will provide a barrier between different tables. For a medium sized patio, this may allow up to 4 or 5 tables to be isolated for use. For a large one, you could fit even more!

The Safety of Outdoors

Indoor eating spaces are too risky to allow visitors to use due to the low air flow. Removal of masks indoors will contaminate the air of the entire indoor area. However, the same can’t be said for outdoors. Patios offer the fantastic element of air flow. When guests sit down to eat and remove their masks, a barrier will prevent contamination between patio guests and the steady flow of outdoor air will keep any potential contamination from stagnating near tables.

Tent Bonuses

There are more bonuses that come with tents than just protection from COVID-19. Guests can enjoy a number of other features.

  1. Tents provide more privacy than a usual patio table has to offer. The walls of a tent will make it harder to overhear other guests and also allow guests to relax while they eat with no one watching them.
  2. The hot, summer sun will have a hard time disturbing your lunch with the shade offered by a patio tent. Get the pleasant sunshine you’re after from one of the open tent sides, and avoid direct sunlight by utilizing the tent’s shade.
  3. Keep the patio open during summer rain! A little rain won’t stop people from going out to lunch if they can eat under the cover of a tent.

Keep Small Business Safe

Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. Whether you’re a small business owner or someone who enjoys going out to eat, consider how patio tents could bring eating out back into the realm of possibility.

If you’re interested in renting tents to allow social distancing at a restaurant patio, call us today at Varsity Tents. We can give you a free estimate before you commit and will help with delivery and installation if you decide our tents are right for you.