Council officers working with Richmondshire pubs to ensure safety

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Council environmental health officers say they are working with Richmondshire licensees to ensure they are covid safe.

Richmondshire District Council bosses say they hope the work with pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants will reassure the public.

Businesses are being pointed to a series of steps they can take to keep their premises safe.

These are:

  • Check out the government guidance which gives practical guides to working safely as well as 12 detailed sector specific guides.
  • Carry out a risk assessment which will give confidence to customers and staff – use the council’s simple risk assessment template.
  • Develop increased cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures.
  • Maintain 2m social distancing where possible but where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk by mitigation measures

The councils website also has a list of frequently asked questions which landlords can follow including on mitigating measures, risk assessments, capacity limits, playing recorded music and screening sport, live performances, booking services and bar service, payment methods, using gaming machines and pool tables, outdoor areas and pavement service.

“The Richmondshire district has around 360 licensed premises including over 100 pubs and we are working with as many of them as possible to help them operate in a safe and secure way during this difficult time,” said corporate director, Callum McKeon.

“We hope the public will feel reassured by this work and find the information on the website answers many of their questions too.”

For more information visit https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol-and-entertainment/covid-19-guidance-for-pubsrestaurants/