Pubs and restaurants are now able to re-open their doors to the public.
Below, we go into more detail about how you can safely re-open your pub or restaurant by implementing social distancing measures.
What steps can you put into place in to make your venue COVID secure? Protecting staff and customers will vital.
What does COVID secure actually mean?
The Government have published guidelines that outline key areas that should be met:
5.8 “COVID-19 Secure” guidelines
- Individuals should keep their distance from people outside their household, wherever possible. Transmission is affected by both duration and proximity of contact; individuals should not be too close to other people for more than a short amount of time. Public Health England recommends trying to keep two metres away from people as a precaution.
- It remains essential to keep hands and face as clean as possible. People should wash their hands often, using soap and water, and dry them thoroughly. Touching of the face should be avoided. Hand sanitiser should be carried when travelling and applied where available outside the home, especially when entering a building and following contact with surfaces. Clothes should also be washed regularly, as there is some evidence that the virus can stay on fabrics.
- It is possible to reduce the risks of transmission in the workplace by limiting the number of people that any given individual comes into contact with regularly. Employers can support this where practical by changing shift patterns and rotas to keep smaller, contained teams. Evidence also suggests the virus is less likely to be transmitted in well-ventilated areas.
What does ‘COVID Secure’ mean for your pub or restaurant?
We have been working with a number of pubs to help them to get ready for reopening.
Below, we have pulled together a range of popular products pubs and restaurants have been purchasing to help make their premises COVID secure.
Hanging Protection Screen
The Hanging Protection Screen is proving popular for many.
These are ideal for pubs, as you can simply place a number of these screens along the bar at intervals - with plenty of room to pass a drink under the screen. Hanging protection screens provide a physical shield between employees and customers… perfect!
As a publican / landlord, you need to give patrons and employees opportunities to clean their hands frequently, especially when entering the pub or venue.
We have a range of hand sanitising stations available, and in the instance of a pub or venue we would recommend a wall mounted or counter top station.
Social Distancing Screens for Pubs
Social distancing screens are generally portable and can be put around seating areas in order to section off tables.
We have a number of screens available in stock. We would recommend one of the sturdier screens for a pub environment. Possibly one that can be fixed to a floor or have extra wide feet for added stability.
Social Distancing Floor Markings
Many businesses are using social distancing floor tape to mark out standing areas for queues.
They can also be used for directional purposes, to ensure the flow of traffic into and out of particular areas.
Traffic Entry Management Systems
This handy entry management system allows you to easily signal when customers are allowed to enter the premises.
There’s no installation needed, and the traffic light system can be remote controlled behind the bar as long as you have a clear line of site to the front door.
As well as offering a socially distant approach to traffic management, you’ll also be saving on the costs of needing a staff member at the front door.
These units can be fully customised to suit your brand.