How to make your pub a safe place for re-opening

By Jack Pickering

Have you planned how you’re going to reopen your pub when phase 3 comes into action? It’s extremely important that we maintain social distancing rules in order to keep your customers and the community safe and to prevent a second wave.

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In order to prepare yourself, your staff and your business, we think these tips may help in order to control the spread of the virus.

1. Reduce the amount of people so that everybody has space

This one, although counterintuitive to your business, will be inevitable to ensure a second wave doesn’t hit. Each group should still maintain a 2 meter distancing rule such that groups can meet each other but still stay clear from the rest of the public.

If you have tables and seating areas, it is highly recommended to split these up to 2 meters apart and only allow enough customers in to fill them. This will encourage customers to stick to their areas and not congregate in the middle of any pathways, forcing people to push past.

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2. Reduce the queues at the bar by allowing table service

Queueing is by far one of the hardest things to accomplish in a safe manner when you are confined to a building, your customers must be able to order from their tables to ensure that they don’t have to get up and queue. Asking your staff to frequently go round and offer their services is one way as long as they maintain their distance.

Another way would be to use a mobile app like Wetherspoons in order to allow your customers to order drinks from their table, this would allow you to control the orders from the bar and deliver whatever orders are necessary to your customers on the tables.

Someone sat at the table

3. Offer collection/delivery services for customers who want to stay at home

Again maintaining social distancing is key and some families will simply be much more cautious about this than others, meaning it’s more than likely that some of your customers will want to remain in the safety of their own homes until they feel like it’s safe to do so.

We recommend offering a collection or delivery service in order to keep your brand in front of your customers and to allow them to enjoy your cuisine from the comfort of their own homes.

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Snapps makes it easy.

We know times are tough and getting ready for re-opening is essential, so we have a solution that offers your own app, that users don’t have to download and that you can manage your orders from the bar just like wetherspoons. Better yet, it also serves as a takeaway/delivery app that you can use to take remote orders. You can get set up in less than an hour and your first month is completely free! Sign up below to register for one.

Get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more information or schedule a demo!

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