Outdoor hospitality getting ready to welcome customers back
Outdoor hospitality will return on Monday (April 26) following the Welsh Government’s announcement that businesses in the sector can reopen.
But it’s important to remember some things before returning to visit café’s outside or beer gardens in order to keep you and your loved ones safe.
- Make sure you book in advance. There may be some queueing at premises so you will be expected to remain socially distanced from anyone not in your household;
- Wear a mask when you’re not sitting at your table and don’t move on to sit for a chat with people on other tables;
- All premises must take your contact details for Test, Trace and Protect teams should they need to contact you. Please make sure you have your details readily available
- Only six people can sit together and you should do your very best to remain socially distanced whilst at your table. You will not be able to stand in a seating area to consume your drink;
- Please treat all staff with respect. They've missed you and want you to enjoy yourselves but abusive behaviour towards staff will not be tolerated;
- If you use public transport or need a taxi to or from anywhere, you will need to wear a face mask. Please make sure you have one or two handy in case you change your plans at the last minute. Drivers, including taxi drivers, have the right not to take you if you do not wear a mask;
- Proprietors/landlords must stick to the rules as well so if you’re concerned about any premises, let us know on www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/CovidConcern
Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Environment said: "Re-opening outdoor hospitality is a major step in coming out of the level-4 restrictions but we all still need to remain cautious.
"The fact is that Covid-19 hasn't gone away and we still have to take every precaution to keep our communities safe. Please do your bit so we can continue with keeping levels low to enable return to normal. Enjoy yourselves but please stay safe.”
Superintendent Neil Thomas from North Wales Police, said: "The opening of hospitality is fantastic news but no doubt will bring a number of challenges for local businesses to make sure everyone is safe as they can be . We will be there to support those business with increased visibility to help make the weeks ahead as enjoyable as possible for everyone. Being sensible around social distancing will be key to us enjoying these new hard earned freedoms.”