RELATED: DUTCH RESTAURANT CAN BEAT SOCIAL DISTANCING, FULLY-BOOKED UNTIL END OF JUNE One German cafe found an original solution to this dilemma: hats with pool noodles on them.
Cafe Rothe in Schwerin had a grand reopening last Saturday and to ensure everyone respected social distancing rules they handed out straw hats that kept people away from each other using pool noodles.
"This was the perfect method to keep customers apart -- and a fun one," Rothe told CNN, adding that the idea actually came from local TV company RTL which was filming the reopening of cafes and restaurants.
Rothe further explained that during the lockdown she maintained the cafe open but did not serve customers inside.
The pool noodle hats grew in popularity as media around the world started sharing the picture Rothe shared on Facebook.