Going out

Today sees many pubs and restaurants across Wrexham open their doors for the first time in several months.

As with all sectors that are re-opening – they’re doing so with the safety of staff and visitors alike.

Not all pubs will choose to re-open or may re-open at a later date but those that do open have been given guidelines on what they must do to keep everyone safe.

No matter how mild your symptoms are, you should get a test for Coronavirus

These include ensuring social distancing and hygiene measures are put in place. You will also be asked to give some personal details so they are able to get in touch should they become aware of anyone testing positive.

Please do not go out if you are suffering even very mild Coronavirus symptoms. Get a test and keep everyone safe.

The move follows the opening of outdoor areas earlier in the month including beer gardens. The majority of those visiting establishments behaved in a sensible and safe way and we are encouraging everyone to return to pubs in the same way.

Visit pubs and restaurants safely

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development, said: “This is welcome news for those who run and work in pubs and restaurants as they prepare to welcome customers back through the doors. But please remember Coronavirus is still with us, in our communities and the easy testing centres that were in the Caia and Hightown areas last week serve as a reminder of this. Please follow all the guidelines that are in place for your safety and that of staff.”

Wrexham Town Inspector, Vic Powell said: “We’ll be out and about with licensing staff to make sure that everyone is following the correct procedures that are in place to keep everyone safe. I wish for customers of and those who work in licensed premises to enjoy the re-opening, to do so safely and to look after one another. Please drink responsibly and remember that the regulations set out by Welsh Government are there to safeguard you. “

There is a Public Spaces Protection Order in force so please do not drink in any public space in Wrexham.

Remember! If you use public transport or need a taxi to or from anywhere in Wrexham or Wales you will need to wear a face mask. Please make sure you have one or two handy in case you change your plans at the last minute. Drivers, including taxi drivers, have the right not to take you if you do not wear a mask.”

How to get a test