Since March 20th all pubs have been shut but now one of the largest chains has announced plans to get 875 reopened.
The new plans will encourage customers to order from an app or by contactless card but will not be banning cash. Drinkers will be encouraged to sit outside in the pubs’ gardens, while tables inside will be surrounded by screens to ensure social distancing. The chain’s food menu will be scaled back and condiment bottles removed and replaced with sachets.
Each pub will have a minimum of ten hand sanitiser dispensers and at least two full-time employees who will regularly clean surfaces and touch points.
Finally every employee will need to complete and sign a daily health assessment questionnaire to confirm that they are fit to work, which will include having their temperature taken using a digital thermometer.