Local Guidance on Covid-19 safety in pubs, cafes and restaurants

As mentioned in Taste Wolverhampton this morning, pubs, bars and restaurants in Wolverhampton are being reminded they must keep their customers safe and limit the spread of coronavirus. The warning comes after instances in other parts of the country where establishments were closed down either because they were linked to an outbreak of Covid-19 or not operating in a Covid-secure manner.

All pubs, bars and restaurants are reminded they must:

  1. record all customers’ details so that NHS Test and Trace can contact them in the event of an outbreak.
  2. ensure customers only socialise in groups of up to 2 households (including support bubbles) indoors, or in groups of no more than 6 people from different households outdoors.
  3. ensure staff and customers are able to practise regular handwashing and good hygiene.
  4. if 2 or more members of staff test positive for Covid-19, notify the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Public Health team by emailing healthprotection@wolverhampton.gov.uk and Public Health England by calling 0344 225 3560 and choosing option 0 and then option 2.

Any business found to be operating dangerously could be closed down using powers given to local councils under the Coronavirus Act 2020. Businesses which would like support with interpreting the latest guidance should contact the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Trade With Confidence team on 01902 552079 or via tradewithconfidence.food@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Stay Safe, Be Kind

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