When the lockdown was first introduced, back at the end of March, it forced the majority of the hospitality sector to close their doors for the foreseeable future, with no end date in sight. It was, without a doubt, a worrying time for everyone. Not only were people afraid for their safety in the face of a new and unknown pandemic, but they were afraid for their loved ones, especially if that included anyone vulnerable. It also sparked huge concerns for business owners, employees and families across the country. If the UK shuts down, how do we afford to put food on the table? The government furlough scheme can only go so far, and for many – especially those within the hospitality sector – work is a passion, it isn’t just a means to an end.
The fact that this all happened without a specific end date meant businesses faced an uncertain future, so the announcement of the 4th July allowing pubs and restaurants to open once again was a relief.
As you might expect, it isn’t as simple as reopening the doors and returning to business as normal. The easing of lockdown has come with a number of stipulations that pubs and restaurants will need to adhere to. This includes:
- Limiting the number of customers allowed into a premises at any one time
- Monitoring ‘pinch points’ such as doorways to encourage social distancing where necessary
- Table service only
- Gathering contact details of customers so that a ‘track and trace’ approach can be adopted should an outbreak of coronavirus be reported down the line
- Limiting contact between customers and staff
With safety being the number one priority, it makes sense that one of the first things you might consider is security. We have been fully operational throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and our security officers understand not only the importance of social distancing but exactly how to implement it.
With crowd control never being more important, it’s not only logical but necessary to proactively implement a trustworthy and professional security service. Social distancing is difficult at the best of times, and after a few drinks, these boundaries are at risk. With over 30 years of experience in the security industry and extensive experience within the hospitality sector, we understand exactly what it means to go the extra mile whilst abiding from social distancing measures. This will not only keep your customer safe, but it will take the pressure off your staff, and keep them safe too.
For more information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your business during these unusual times, please don’t hesitate to get in touch a member of our team.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up to date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.
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