French café uses teddy bears for social distancing

A café in Paris says its novel way of using giant teddy bears to impose a minimum distance of one metre between its tables is working.

3 July 2020

Le Choupinet café has around ten of the teddy bears which were used before confinement for decoration but have now found a new job helping to keep people apart on the terrace when it gets busy.

Director of the café, Benjamin Artis told Connexion: “We already had the bears but they were inside. Now we take them out when we see that there are too many people on the terrace and it allows us to put a one metre distance between people.”

“It makes a nice image to see in the street and it is useful at the same time – and, of course, customers love it.”

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