To date, I have only seen firm proposals for a way forward set by the Spanish government. It seems to set a staggered occupancy for restaurants. First, it will allow terraces and other open spaces to open at 30% occupancy, then moving to allowing indoor tables to be occupied at 30%, before everything moving to 50%. Nothing further than this is being planned at present.
I’ve also read about how one upmarket Madrid hotel is planning to open its restaurant. Basically, scrapping its buffet so everything is table service. It will include removing tables so that there is distancing. Plus requiring diners to wear face masks moving to and from their table and for staff to wear masks all the time.
Now, how on earth a restaurant is going to manage with this and still make a profit is a question as yet unanswered. I wonder whether eating out will become something restricted to the reasonably well off who can afford what are bound to be increased prices.
Not that I think there is going to be a general rush to go out for dinner once restrictions are relaxed. The hospitality industry is probably going to be towards the end of the queue for “normalisation” so it some way off. In the UK, the government has put the population into three broad categories. The vast majority are the ones who, of course, have to conform with the regulations but can work, visit supermarkets, etc. The second category - those over 70 or with underlying health conditions (which inlcudes me and Mrs H) are advised to treat the isolation more stringently. And the third group, who the government says need to be “shielded” from the virus are those who have serious medical conditions. They are very strongly advised not to leave their homes at all until about the end of June. Mrs H and I have discussed this and said that, most probably, even when things are relaxed and our “group” can return to a new normal, we will probably follow the situation for the shielded group - just for extra safety. That, I’m afraid, was a rather long winded way of saying that, much as we enjoy restaurants, we enjoy not dying more so.