30th June 2021
Keep Sandwell safe – hospitality sector thanked and urged to keep to Covid rules
As summer brings warmer days and long evenings, restaurants and pubs are being urged to keep customers and staff safe by following government rules designed to stop Covid-19 spreading.
Sandwell’s director of public health Dr Lisa McNally said: “We want to thank the vast majority of hospitality businesses that are working so hard to keep customers and staff safe.
“With the extension to the roadmap restrictions into July and the worrying rise of the Delta variant first identified in India, it’s vital that venues keep everybody safe.
“After everything we’ve all been through and the huge hit the hospitality sector has taken during lockdown, we mustn’t squander the progress we’ve made by playing fast and loose with our safety. Only by keeping to the rules can our pubs, restaurants and other venues stay open and begin to rebuild the sector.
“And the message remains – if a business is not following the rules and looking after your safety, don’t go there!”
The current restrictions include:
Premises are still required to follow the restrictions placed on them and must ensure customers follow the rules to be able to operate safely.
More details on the current restrictions are available at www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery
Advice and support for businesses is also available at www.thinksandwell.com/coronavirus-support-for-sandwell-businesses