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Porto Osteria Covid 19 Operational Plan

Updated: Aug 27

Porto Osteria, Vancouver Island Pasta Ltd. 2300 Canoe Cove Rd. V8L 3X9 778-351-0993 info@vipasta.ca 1. Social Distancing Between employees *Workstations are separated *Separated tasks Porto Osteria Covid 19 Operational Plan Between guests*Keep 2m distance signage *Between employees and guests*Plexiglass at till *Keeping distance when taking orders *Use of paper napkins to serve plates.

*all tables are placed min. of 2 m apart.

2. llness/Exclusion Policy All staff will complete a health questionnaire prior to starting their shift. Our health questionnaire also includes a sniff test. If at any point during the shift a staff member begins to develop symptoms of COVID – 19 at work, they must immediately preform hand hygiene, report to a manager, avoid contact with staff and leave as soon as it is safe to do so. Symptomatic staff will be required to self-isolate until tested for COVID- 19 or for 11 days until they are no longer contagious and are not longer showing symptoms.

3. Cleaning and Disinfection of Shared Areas and Surfaces

Comprehensive cleaning schedule with date and sign-off has been implemented. Cleaning Product Mixing Instructions Cleaning & Disinfecting Location Floors Tables & chairs menu Bathroom Display fridge Baking display POS terminal door Countertop bar Espresso & coffee Windows, pillars, mirrors, walls, Bar taps (beer and wine) 4. Hand Washing/Sanitizer Stations Ostro San Disinfectant Deodorizer Pre-mixed Frequency At closing After each guest After each guest Before and after each shift Prior to am open prior to am open After each use Before, during, and after shift Before, during, and after shift Before and after shift Once a week Day open and at closing Good hygiene is an essential part of preventing the spread of illnesses such as COVID-19. Our staff, in order to protect them-self and our guests from getting sick, the following will be part of our Porto routine.

  • Wash hands often, after clearing any table and continually throughout each shift

  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.

  • Use of hand sanitizer and/or soap and water will be in use regularly.

  • Signage on the correct way to wash and sanitize hands are posted.

Hand Washing Stations Staff Public Hand Sanitizer Station Staff Public Locations Bar, kitchen, and dish area bathrooms Locations Front door, till area, and kitchen Front door entrance/exit


5. PPE; facemask

information on facemasks

Facemasks can be worn to help protect those around you and should be worn by people who are sick.

A non-medical mask or face covering acts as a barrier and helps stop the tiny droplets from your mouth and nose when you are talking, coughing, or sneezing from entering the air and landing on other people or surfaces around you.

While non-medical masks and face coverings are helpful in containing your own droplets, they will not protect you from COVID-19. Masks and face coverings do not replace maintaining a safe distance of 2 meters from others when you are out, regularly and thoroughly cleaning your hands, and staying home if you are sick. They are another prevention tool you can use to help stop the spread of germs.

Medical masks and N95 respirators should be reserved for health-care workers. During health-care procedures in which aerosol sprays may be generated (for example, when giving certain inhaled medications or during intubation), health- care workers wear specialized masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide a barrier against infectious diseases like COVID-19.

If you choose to wear a non-medical mask or face covering, it is important to not touch your face when wearing it. A false sense of security can occur and it is likely to increase the number of times a person will touch their own face. There is a potential risk of infection with incorrect use, incorrect placement, and when putting it on or taking it off.


Porto provides all staff with both disposable facemasks as well as washable.



As per Order of the Provincial Health Officer, dated Jun 11, 2020

Maximum Number of patrons in dining area is 26.


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