Cafe In Paris Is Using Giant Teddy Bears To Socially Distance Customers
Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and other venues are all trying to attract as many people as legally possible while also making sure everyone is safe.
They've been closed for months and are understandably trying to get their businesses up and running.
While many places have spaced tables out to the prescribed 1.5 metre distance, other places are using more...interesting ways to keep customers apart.
One cafe in Paris has been spotted using gigantic teddy bears to enforce social distancing. Who wouldn't want to have a coffee and a croissant while sitting next to these two teddies?
Enforced social distancing by bears at a Paris cafe yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Bobjq1jJvp- Lorenzo The Cat (@LorenzoTheCat) June 26, 2020
According to social media users, this specific cafe isn't the only one who is employing the services of large, plush toy bouncers to keep everyone safe and it's actually turning into a bit of a trend.
Other venues have been seen using less than ordinary tactics to distance people who want a bite to eat or a drink to down.
Staff at a German cafe have made their customers wear 'pool noodles' as hats in a bid to ensure social distancing rules are followed while they enjoy a cup of coffee and some lunch.
Visitors that opted to sit outside Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, were required to wear the makeshift helmets, which had two pool noodles that crossed over each other and were taped in place at the top. The cafe's unique idea was shared on Facebook where it's racked up more than 3,500 shares.
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Someone with a similar idea commented on the post saying: "My husband had suggested a week ago that we in Spain should all wear wide sombrero. Ahead of his time!"
Another wrote: "An adequate remedy for those who have still not internalised the safety distance issue. Nice fun for people who have not lost their sense of humour!"
A few people went on to express concerns at the idea of reusing the headgear and hoped they were being cleaned between sittings and before giving them to other customers.
In China, schoolchildren have returned to their classrooms wearing homemade social distancing hats of their own - reminding the kids they they must maintain the space between each other.
Along with face masks, pupils were asked to don 'one-metre hats', which ensured they remembered to observe strict physical distancing guidelines.
Four classes of first-year pupils at Yangzheng School in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province in East China, were permitted to return to class for the first time on 26 April in preparation for lessons to resumed the next day.
Images and video footage from inside the classroom show the children each wearing a surgical mask and their very own homemade one-metre hat, which has a 3-foot-long measuring tool jutting out at the sides.
Featured Image Credit: Lorenzo The Cat/Twitter