With social distancing rules in place, public venues are doing their best to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Hospitality sector experts QTAP have closely studied the state of venues post-lockdown and have come up with five ways that may lessen your chances of catching Covid-19 when out at venues.
Many establishments aren’t letting people stand at the bar because of social distancing and for good reason. No matter how big, the bar area is always bustling if it's open, with most people placing their hands on it while they wait, order or pay - making this a hot spot for potential infection.
Doors, and specifically their handles, may not be cleaned as often as they should be throughout the day. In the case of a busy venue where people are coming and going constantly, be aware of washing hands or using hand sanitiser after opening or closing doors.
Although both the tables and chairs get cleaned after every cover, the quick turnaround required for seating and eating at the moment means there’s a good chance the staff might miss a spot, so giving it a quick wipe down yourself may give you peace of mind.
No matter what kind of venue you’re heading to, it’s worth doing a quick Google search on what their peak times are. This will tell you when you’re most likely to avoid crowds and therefore unnecessary contact that can facilitate the spread of Covid-19.