Pubs and restaurants in England will be allowed to reopen indoors from Monday 17 May.
In step three of the government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, restrictions on social mixing will be lifted and customers will be allowed to sit indoors when dining.
According to government advice, strict Covid safety guidelines will still apply. Here’s what you can expect as lockdown rules ease.
The rule of six or two households in a gathering will apply.
Groups beyond the legal limits will not be served indoors.
Test and Trace
Customers will need to provide contact details to help the NHS Test and Trace system. It will be a legal requirement that these details are recorded.
Pubs will also need to have a system in place to ensure information can be collected from customers who do not have a smartphone or don’t want to use the app.
No substantial meal will be required for customers to enjoy a drink inside, but customers will need to order, eat and drink while seated to avoid queues at the bar.
When customers are out of their seats – for example, to be shown to their table or going to the bathroom – a face covering will need to be worn and social distancing guidelines will need to be adhered to.
Customers will be required to wear face coverings inside premises, other than when seated at a table to eat or drink.
It has been announced that schools and colleges are to reopen in September, as Covid-19 infection rates continue to fall.
We have therefore received many queries from school staff who wish to increase safety in school as they open the doors once again.
A disposable lunch
School kitchens will reopen from the start of the autumn term and have been advised by the government to comply with the covid-19 guidance for food businesses.
Here at Inn Supplies, we have seen an increasing demand by schools for disposable food boxes. Used once and recycled, there is no need to handle the box after use and no need to clean.
We are able to supply a variety of boxes suitable for hot and cold food with compostable and biodegradable options also available.
Kitchen cutlery is also being exchanged for disposable cutlery to ensure surfaces are not touched unnecessarily.
Catch it, bin it, kill it
The government has also advised schools to ensure they have a good supply of disposable tissues to implement the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach in each classroom and have enough to top up regularly.
We’re happy to help
If you are a school or educational institution, we are happy to provide a discount on your order. Bulk orders are available on all products. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.