When can you drink inside pubs in the UK?

Pubs Serving Drinks On May 17

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.

Customer numbers

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.

Ordering food

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.

Face masks

Customers will be required to wear face coverings inside premises, other than when seated at a table to eat or drink.

Sauce pots with lids – A takeout solution during lockdown

Plastic Sauce Pots With Lids

Restaurants and food delivery services have been forced to adapt after the outbreak of COVID-19, ensuring procedures are in place to minimise contact between staff and customers.

What the government says

The UK government has advised businesses to provide disposable condiments or cleaning non-disposable condiment containers after each use.

Following this advice helps reduce contact and prevents the spread of coronavirus.

For the latest information and guidance on coronavirus, please click here.

Disposable catering supplies

Disposable sauce pots, along with our disposable food boxes and napkins, have been best-sellers during these times.

Plastic Sauce Pots With Lids
200 sauce pots with lids for £2.20
Plastic Sauce Pots With Lids
200 sauce pots with lids for £2.50

If you require larger containers, please click here.

With a new chat system on our website, you can now chat to us live Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We’re happy to help with any questions you may have.

Disposable canteen supplies for reopening UK schools

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.

Food Boxes For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable 1-compartment containers
Food Boxes For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable 2-compartment containers
Disposable Cutlery For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable cutlery

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.

Canteen Napkins Disposable UK
Single Ply napkins (30cm)

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 sales@innsupplies.com.