Dalston and Shoreditch pub staff invited to take Covid test – fr

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Dalston and Shoreditch pub staff invited to take Covid test – fr


Hackney pubs and restaurants will be allowed to open indoors from today as businesses in the borough continue to navigate the uncertain new landscape.

The wider reopening, which will see groups of six people or two households able to mingle inside, comes just days after worrying coronavirus variants were found in Dalston and Shoreditch.

Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville has urged anyone reopening or returning to work in affected areas today to take a test.

At a recent town hall meeting, Omar Haque, operator of the Dalston branch of popular dessert creams, gave an overview of preparations for the reopening.

Mr Haque, who hopes to be able to extend their opening hours until 1 a.m. for take-out and delivery service, said: “We have had to change the way we operate in terms of providing a service. delivery or take out, so we are trying to improve. our service in terms of finding new ways to earn income and not lay off staff or harm our business. “

He told advisers seats would be blocked at night, as negotiations take place over whether the store’s foray into the night market would require security guards and, if so, whether Creams could afford to provide them. .

The meeting saw Creams’ goal of a 2 a.m. service reduced to 1 a.m. by counselors who will decide whether or not to accept the request, as police present at the meeting, who were not against his agreement, predicted a sharp increase in the number of visitors to the area as the ease of restrictions.

Licensing Officer PC Kerrie Ryan said of Creams, which has been part of Dalston’s special policy area since 2014: “We are concerned that customers and people drawn to creams after 11pm have consumed varying amounts of cream. ‘alcohol. This is when it can result in confrontation and aggression. ”

The discussion highlighted the ever increasing challenges facing businesses in the region.

Speaking ahead of the reopening this weekend, Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville urged business owners and staff, “especially in Dalston and Shoreditch” to get tested.

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