Posted: Fri 7th Aug 2020

Updated: Fri 7th Aug

Heading to a pub or restaurant this weekend? Make sure you plan ahead and follow the regulations in place for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Aug 7th, 2020

Those heading out this weekend to a pub or restaurant are being urged to plan their night in advance and to make sure they have pre-booked a table.

This is the first weekend since the pandemic hit that pubs and eateries have been allowed to have customers inside their premises.

Lots of pubs in the town centre and rural areas will be opening their doors to customers to enjoy a drink indoors this weekend with strict measures in place to ensure your safety and the safety of their staff.

Wrexham Council is urging people planning on going for an evening out to make sure they comply with restrictions and stick to the social distancing measures.

Due to the restrictions in place, there will be less customers allowed in premises and there could be screens in place where social distancing cannot be guaranteed or to protect staff or you may not be able to use cash or go to the bar.

Many pubs will be only open to people who have pre-booked and you will be asked to give personal details so the Test Track and Protect system continues to work well should any Covid-19 positive cases be identified in any establishment you may have visited.

If you don’t give your details you could be refused entry.

You will also not be able to stand and drink either inside or outside licensed premise

A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “Many pubs have already been visited by our Licensing team and advised of what they should be doing to maintain social distancing and hygiene.

“Please check before you go out where’s open, do they have any special arrangements in place for booking beforehand?

“If an establishment looks too busy then please don’t visit as this may cause unnecessary problems for staff who may have to ask you to leave.

“Please remember that there are no public toilets available in the town centre.”

(40 miles away in Stoke a single pub appears linked to a covid outbreak, with the landlord saying he was not strong enough on rules. Hopefully we won’t see the same here!)

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