19 March 2020
Governmental Alcohol Restriction
To curb the spread of COVID-19, the Cooperative Governance Ministry has announced strict new measures by ordering all bars, restaurants and shebeens to close at 6 pm daily and only open at 9 am the next day.
Places that sell alcohol are also not allowed to host more than 50 people at the same time.
Anja’s Tea Garden’s operates well within restricted hours, our Spatial Layout allows us ample social distance in accordance to the 100 people limit when not selling alcohol. In order to stay compliant and supportive of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 by Government we will with immediate effect not be selling alcohol during weekends when our occupancy at times exceeds 50 patrons.
We will stay compliant and suggest that if you do want to provide wines at your booked function you rather follow our corkage option.
Please keep watching this space for updates on our protocol as situations develop.
16 March 2020
Our thoughts go out to those affected by the novel Coronavirus Covid-19, locally and around the world.
In light of President Ramaposa’s declaration of a National State of Disaster (15 March 2020), we would like to share the steps that we’re taking to keep our staff and customers safe.
At Anja’s Tea Garden, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and staff. We are putting a great deal of emphasis on the procedures that support our high standards in the areas of cleanliness and health. Some of the most important areas of focus are:
- Ensuring our excellent handwashing practices are rigorously followed and consistently monitored by management.
- Frequently disinfecting commonly touched surfaces in all areas of our tea garden.
- Ensuring already good ventilation is increased by spacing tables in excess of two meters apart.
- Strictly requiring those staff members who don’t feel well to stay at home from work and seek medical attention in relevant cases.
Every day, we hold ourselves to very high cleanliness and health standards that are designed to maintain a safe and healthy environment in our tea garden. In addition, we remain vigilant in learning more about this disease by monitoring developments closely and keeping informed of additional recommendations from the health agencies.
As you are aware, many mass events in South Africa have been cancelled. The World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines declare public events as meeting criteria: ‘Open to all public without formal invitation or prejudice and exceeding 500 people.” The South African guideline released on 15 March, prohibits any public events exceeding 100 people. We are in support of this precautionary measure with the aim of containment.
We do not currently see ourselves as falling into this category when it comes to your functions and reservations at the Tea Garden and would like to reaffirm our commitment to stringent hygiene measures.
We see ourselves as stakeholders in our community and continue to support our local businesses and are confident that good sense will prevail within our communities when it comes to our conduct and support of each other.
Thank you to our loyal customers and for your continued confidence and trust in us.
Owner: Anja’s Tea Garden