Restaurateurs in the St Francis area met to discuss the way forward

Some information posted on social media that some traders may have missed.

In a proactive move, restaurateurs in the St Francis area met at the Links on Friday morning to compare notes and combine efforts in prevention and management of the uncertain times we currently find ourselves in. Hours affected by new liquor trading regulations, interpretations of the regulations (with the help of the Restaurant Association of South Africa), the slowdown in business, staffing, suppliers and an uncertain future was discussed.

The positive outcome was that our guests may rest assured that restaurateurs are taking this pandemic seriously and are doing everything in our power to safeguard our patrons. Covid-19 has hit the hospitality industry hard and there are ways in which you can assist with the livelihood of those in the industry including their employees.

Please support them by making use of limited trading services and take-aways on offer. Many are even offering free delivery services. And respect the new regulations which everyone agrees must be adhered to: When last rounds are called, let’s not challenge the managers or staff. It’s good to see local business stand together during this time of crisis. We will continue to meet as the Coronavirus unfolds.


Should you wish to publish your take- away menu online St Francis Today will happily publish it at no charge on a section of the newsletter we are creating for these menus. For more information call Colin on 082 554 0796 or mail Menus can be in MSWord format, as PDF’s or Jpegs / PNG format.

St Francis Links open for breakfast, lunch & take-outs

The Links reports that their clubhouse remains open for breakfast and lunch! They have also introduced a take-away menu and you can order by calling 042 200 4500. They continue to focus on sanitising all areas, including menus, condiment bottles and surfaces.

In line with government regulations affecting liquor trading hours, our clubhouse operational times have been amended to the following until further notice:

As of Sunday, 22 March 2020 until further notice
Monday to Friday: 08h30 to 17h30
Saturday and Sunday: 07h30 to 16h30

Our popular weekly dinners have been cancelled for the time being until further notice. If you are uncertain whether the club is open, please call us on 042 200 4500.

There may not be more than 50 persons (including all staff) per establishment – this is not per area or per section but for the entire establishment

Regardless of whether there is alcohol on the premises or being sold at any time, the number is restricted to 50 persons.

Hours of liquor sales are as follows:

  • 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Saturday
  • 09:00 to 13:00 on Sundays and all public holidays

All liquor (opened, closed, finished or unfinished) MUST be off the tables by 18:00.

A register of all persons entering the premises must be kept and up to date. This includes: Name, Surname, Address, Contact Number, Identification Number and Next of Kin.

Authorities will do inspections and failure to the above will result in the restaurant owner being prosecuted.

Please discard any letters or communication that is not from an official government department or gazetted as legislation. Any notifications that have been handed to you by a third party may be incorrect and non-binding

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