The PM said yesterday, 22nd September 2020, as he announced measures to help kerb a second wave of COVID19: “Never in our history has our collective destiny and our collective health depended so completely on our individual behaviour”
But what do the ‘new’ rules really mean for pubs, bars and restaurants in England?
- 10.00pm is the ‘kick-out’ time – that means doors will close at 10.00pm, not 10.01pm, with last orders at 9.30pm.
- Fines – it is up to every pub, bar or restaurant to make sure that they stick to the rules because a sneaky G&T or bowl of chips served after 10.00pm could cost you up to £10,000..!
- Contact details – it is now a legal requirement to take customers’ contact details.
- Masks – from Thursday 24th September, all workers will be expected to wear masks. Customers who previously did not need to wear facial coverings when going out to eat or drink, are now required to wear to, except when they are seated.
- People you don’t live with – if they are not in your support bubble you must keep to the rules and only attend in groups of up to six people and maintain social distancing. Do not mingle with anyone else, even if you know them!
- People you live with – if your household or support bubble is larger than 6 people, this is your largest permitted group, and you cannot mix as a group with additional people.
If you are still unsure of what you should be doing, we would be happy to go through it with you so please feel free to give us a call on telephone on 01484 483034. You can also get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website www.horecaconsultancy.co.uk