Lots of pubs in the town centre and rural areas will be opening their doors to customers to enjoy a drink inside for the first time this weekend – they will have safety measures in place to ensure your safety and the safety of their staff.
As there will be restrictions in the numbers of customers allowed in all premises please plan your night out carefully if you are intending to go out this weekend or in the future.
Establishments may look very different – there could be screens in place where social distancing cannot be guaranteed or to protect staff or you may not be able to use cash or go to the bar.
Many pubs will be only open to people who have pre-booked, you will also not be able to stand and drink either inside or outside licensed premises, you will be asked to give personal details so the Test Track and Protect system continues to work well should any Covid-19 positive cases be identified in any establishment you may have visited. If you don’t give your details you could be refused entry. You will also be expected to stick to the social distancing that will be in place.
Many pubs have already been visited by our Licensing team and advised of what they should be doing to maintain social distancing and hygiene.
Please check before you go out where’s open, do they have any special arrangements in place for booking beforehand?
If an establishment looks too busy then please don’t visit as this may cause unnecessary problems for staff who may have to ask you to leave.
Please remember that there are no public toilets available in the town centre.