Turkey ‘restaurants of the future’ install massive plastic ‘social distancing’ bubbles over tables to stop coronavirus

THE FUTURE of eating at restaurants may happen within huge plastic domes covering each table, as the world recovers from coronavirus.

Transparent social distancing 'bubbles' have sprung up in restaurants across Turkey in a bid to encourage customers to eat out again.

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The huge plastic tents have been installed to cover individual tables – ensuring that close contact is only made with your entourage.

Along with the physical boundaries provided by the domes, fresh air is pump in, and the spaces are disinfected with ozone and ultraviolet rays between bookings.

Diners are also offering traditional Turkish cologne, which has a high enough ethanol content to kill viruses.


Turkey eased coronavirus restrictions this month, following a growing death toll of over 4,800 since March.

Despite lockdown slowly ending, Turkish authorities were forced to make mask-wearing compulsory in three of its major cities: Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa.

Masks are mandatory in all public spaces in certain provinces and stay-at-home restrictions have been eased for the elderly and young.

As gyms, restaurants, parks and museums are reopening, authorities are attempting to limit a potential rise in coronavirus cases.

On Thursday it was announced that Turkey is seeing an upward trend in the daily number of infections – climbing to around 1,500 in the past five days after hovering around 800 the week before.

Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines have relaunched its flights with the UK – allowing Brits to fly to Antalya on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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