When is it okay to dine in?

When is it okay to dine in

Missing the experience of dining in with friends and loved ones, here are a few tips to keep it safe

Team Out of Town Blog Hub ( – The global COVID-19 pandemic has many unfortunate effects on our daily life. One of them is that we have to stay at home for our health and safety.

This is why dining outside when lockdowns are relaxed is a welcome break from the everyday grind. However, just because restrictions are eased, it does not mean that COVID-19 is gone. The freedom to go outside and eat out carries risks that we can overcome while keeping safe.

When is it okay to dine in
When is it okay to dine in

Here are some tips to keep you safe and healthy when dining out:

Get vaccinated as soon as possible

This goes without saying—getting vaccinated is our best bet to protect ourselves from the worst effects of COVID-19.  Studies prove that vaccines are your best defense against it. Getting vaccinated protects yourself and your loved ones.

Try to dine al fresco as much as possible.

You have been indoors too long. Enjoy the sun and breathe in fresh air. Free-flowing air reduces the chance of catching the virus.

Go to restaurants with fewer people.

Make sure you go to restaurants that strictly follow the mandated occupancy rate. You still want to minimize the risk of getting the virus, and the more people there are in a single place, the higher the chances are.

Wear a mask and a face shield

Do not take off your mask unless you are ready to eat. As they say, “An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure.”

Practice social distancing and sanitization

Even when you’re vaccinated and wearing the right PPEs, it’s still best to practice social distancing and constant sanitization. Wash your hands before and after eating. For good measure, spray some alcohol on your hands. Go ahead, dress up, put on some makeup, and spritz your favorite perfume. You are now ready to meet up with your favorite people and catch up over your favorite food.

Don’t forget to take advantage of exclusive deals and promos to make the most of your experience with your EastWest credit card. Here are some restaurant promos for EastWest credit cardholders that you can take advantage of:

  • Las Casas Quezon City – 10% off on food and beverage for a minimum spend of P1,500
  • Firehouse Pizza, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila – 40% off on a la carte menu
  • Burgoo – Free Seafood Linguini for a minimum food purchase of P750 and a beverage order
  • Gumbo – Free Chicken Parmigiana for a minimum food purchase of P750 and a beverage order

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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