The 43-page guidance document, Keeping workers and customers safe during Covid-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways services, was prepared by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with input from businesses, unions, industry bodies and the devolved administrations, and in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. It is expected to be updated over time.
It was released in June this year, just before pubs reopened after the enforced closure, to help provide operators with Covid-secure measures.
The topics covered included risk assessment, keeping customers safe, assisting the NHS Test and Trace, management of food and drink, toilets, employee safety, entertainment, cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
However, pubs have reported some customers have questioned the measures put in place: