The UK Hospitality’s 47-page draft document suggests “closing the urinals” or adding a “separator between them,” according to The Sun.
The professional group presented the potential guidelines after consulting with several industry leaders, while other proposals include a ban on drinking at the bar and the introduction of patrols in smoking areas.
The document stated, “As part of your risk assessment, have a specific plan for communicating and controlling access to customers’ restrooms to ensure compliance with physical distance rules and that all staff are aware.
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“Toilet cleaning programs should be more frequent than in normal circumstances and use disinfectants and disinfectants that are effective against bacteria and the common cold and flu viruses.”
“Examples of other considerations include seeking to close urinals to maintain safe distance levels if possible, or installing some form of separator between them. “
Earlier this month, Boris Johnson said that some hospitality companies may be able to reopen from July 4 at the earliest in the government’s third phase of the foreclosure.
Pubs, restaurants and hotels have been closed since their doors closed in March.
In the draft guidelines, companies in the hotel sector said they “do not want to go ahead with the reopening before the time is right” and support a gradual reopening approach.
Restaurant proposals suggest that condiments would not be left on the tables, with individually wrapped sauces and condiments distributed by staff on request.
Restaurants should also bring cutlery with customers’ food, rather than leaving them on the tables or allowing customers to help themselves.
Tables would also be spaced out in the restaurant to meet social distancing guidelines.
Meanwhile, indications suggest that “restrictions on customers staying at the bar after ordering and obtaining their drink” should be considered.
He also proposed that customers be “discouraged” from returning empty glasses, customers are required to keep a safe distance away from bar staff, and they will need to form a socially distant queue for orders.
A tape on the floor indicating the appropriate distance required and customers picking up drinks from a collection point are also part of the suggested measures.
Pubs will also need to put in place a toilet plan to make sure they don’t become overcrowded – including the suggestion of a urinal.