Hospitality trade bodies in the UK have teamed up to release some “key rules for reopening” as the sector opens up today (12 April) after lockdown.
UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association and the British Institute of Innkeeping issued a joint statement to mark the industry’s reopening from lockdown restrictions.
Among the rules emphasised are: social distancing applies between groups of customers (not within groups sitting at tables), payment is only permitted at the bar as a last resort if payment cannot be taken outside, and test and trace contact details have to be taken for all customers eating and drinking outside at a venue.
A spokesperson for the trade associations said: “Reopening of pubs and other hospitality businesses outdoors is a step forward for the full reopening of our sector.
“Safety of our staff and customers remains our top priority – as is consistent interpretation of the new rules. By referring to this handy checklist, hospitality operators can ensure they are taking the right steps to reopen outdoors.”