The Government announced on July 23 that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers were allowed to open as lockdown restrictions are eased. For the full announcement click here.
Hospitality venues and hotels in Paddington will be able to open their doors if they adhere to strict Government guidelines.
The two-metre social distancing rule is also set to be relaxed. Where it is not possible to stay two metres apart, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying one metre apart, with mitigation to reduce the risk of transmission.
The new guidance sets out a range of measures for pubs and restaurants to become Covid-19 secure, including:
- requiring use of table service where possible instead of ordering at the bar and assigning a single staff member per table
- encouraging use of contactless ordering from tables where available, such as through an app
- discouraging non-essential trips by staff within venues, such as between the kitchen and front of house, by using radios and other electronic devices to communicate
- encouraging customers to use hand sanitiser or handwashing facilities as they enter the venue
- providing clear guidance on social distancing and hygiene as people arrive on the premises, with signage and visual aid
For the latest advice for pubs, bars and restaurants released on July 2 click here.
Westminster have created a new fast track tables and chairs application process to enable businesses to provide outside tables and chairs for up to three months. Click here for more details.
For guidance on close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers and beauticians click here.
For full Government guidance on opening your business to be Covid-19 secure please click here.