I've had a number of discussions with people, either in person or on Twitter about how our Taproom will look after so called "Freedom Day". Please be aware that for many Freedom is still a long way off and the 19th isn't a magical day where everything goes away.
We are a relatively young team and only one member of staff has currently been double jabbed. I have my appointment for my second jab but it is long after the 19th July and the younger team members are still awaiting dates for their second jabs.
As a result of this, and the growing numbers of cases, we will be asking our customers to follow some easy rules until we can ensure our staff are safe and we can continue to operate our business without putting them or you in danger.
As always, if you don't feel well please stay at home. Even if it's just a cold, no-one wants germs!
Staff will still continue to wear masks and we ask you to do the same, especially if you are moving around inside or we are busy.
Tables of up to six are still permitted inside. Larger groups will be asked to sit outside if the weather is nice.
While you are no longer required to stay at your table we ask that you are mindful of others around you. They might not feel as confident with the lack of restrictions as you do and they may still require space.
We will continue table service and ordering at the bar will be permitted if you are wearing a mask. However, we will not be allowing people to loiter/sit at the bar. Once you have ordered your drink we will ask you to return to your table/space.
We will have some taller leaning tables if you prefer to stand and have a leaning post, rather than a cafe-esque seat at a table.
There's no need to book, we are accepting walk-ins, although it's always nice to get warning if you are coming in a larger group.
We understand some of you are excited about the lifting of the restrictions and some, including myself, are a bit apprehensive. We ask that you respect peoples decisions especially when it comes to keeping others safe and our business running.
We hope to see you soon for a pint,