The coronavirus disaster has modified the best way all of us reside in 2020.
From sporting a face masks to pop to the outlets to giving strangers a two-metre berth if you go within the park, no person might have predicted how completely different on a regular basis behaviour must change into.
Eating out and going for a drink is not so simple as it was once both – though hospitality companies have finished their utmost to make company really feel as welcome as ever since being allowed to reopen in July.
Hand sanitiser stations, contact tracing types and even temperature checks on the door have all change into a part of our new regular beneath efforts to manage the unfold of coronavirus.
And in the present day (Thursday, September 24), much more new guidelines and restrictions come into drive that may have an effect on your subsequent journey to a pub or restaurant.
This is what’s altering.
A 10pm curfew
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Pubs, bars, eating places and takeaways should shut their doorways earlier to any extent further.
Hospitality working hours can be restricted to between 5am and 10pm beneath new curfew measures introduced by Boris Johnson this week.
And which means kicking out time is at 10pm – not final orders, the Prime Minister clarified.
Takeaways can proceed to be offered after 10pm however solely by way of drive-thru or supply providers.
The curfew additionally applies to a variety of different leisure companies – with a variety of exceptions.
New face masks guidelines
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Face masks have been obligatory in outlets and on public transport for some time now, and have since been prolonged to most different public indoor settings together with museums, cinemas and locations of worship.
Pubs, bars and eating places have been exempt till now – for the fairly apparent cause which you could’t eat or drink whereas sporting one.
That adjustments in the present day, nevertheless – and other people visiting any hospitality enterprise might want to put on a face masking when getting into the premises.
It will should be worn any time you are not at your desk, when it may be taken off to eat and drink.
The foundations additionally apply to hospitality employees, who will now be required to put on masks whereas working.
Fines for breaching the foundations can even be elevated, rising to £200 (decreased to £100 if paid inside 14 days) for the primary offence, and doubling for every offence after.
Folks will be exempt from having to put on a face masks for a variety of causes, together with sure well being circumstances and disabilities. Kids aged beneath 11 are additionally exempt.
Extra details about the locations the place masks at the moment are obligatory, and who’s exempt, will be discovered right here.
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Many pubs, bars and eating places have already applied desk service since reopening.
From in the present day, it is the one means they’re going to be allowed to serve clients.
Which means no extra propping up the bar with a pint, or queuing up in your Nando’s order.
There are exceptions, nevertheless.
The ‘desk service solely’ rule solely applies to licensed premises – that’s, these serving alcohol.
Which means at many espresso outlets, cafes and quick meals chains, clients will nonetheless be capable of order on the counter earlier than taking their meals to a desk.
Steering issued by Quantity 10 states: “The requirement for desk service applies to licensed premises, that means that in these venues food and drinks should be ordered and served at a desk.
“Non-licensed shops or many quick meals shops with eat-in areas will due to this fact not be required to supply desk service. Nevertheless, clients who select to eat in will want to take action seated at a desk.”
The rule additionally would not apply to takeaways, which might proceed to serve clients on the counter.
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