Wetherspoon customers WILL be asked to hand over track and trace details every time they go to the pub


WETHERSPOON punters will be asked to hand over their contact details every time they visit a pub when they reopen from Saturday.

Customers will be asked to fill out a short form with their name and telephone number with every visit to a ‘Spoons branch in England.

Customers will be asked to hand over their contact details when they visit a Wetherspoon

They will also need to record the time that they arrived and when they leave and to drop the form into a dedicated box.

Keeping a guest register will help NHS test and trace coronavirus outbreaks and is part of the government’s Covid-19 secure guidelines.

While it’s not a legal requirement, it’s in customers’ interest to handover the correct details.

If someone who was at the pub at the same times as you later tests positive for the coronavirus, the relevant teams will then be able to alert you and let you know whether you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Menus will be recycled after each use and customers will need to order via the app

Sneeze screens have been put up between tables

A government source told HOAR that its unlikely that everyone who was at the pub at the same time will be asked to quarantine.

But customers will be asked by NHS test and trace teams whereabouts they were sitting and those closest to the person who tested positive will be advised to stay at home.

The contact forms will be stored confidentially for 21 days before then being disposed of.

A spokesperson for the pub chain said: “Whereas it is not a legal requirement to provide this information, the government, NHS and Wetherspoon are very keen for customers to cooperate.”

It’s just one of the measures that the pub chain has introduced for when it reopens post-lockdown.

Doors will open for punters from 8am at 875 out of the nearly 900 ‘Spoons branches in the UK where they will finally be able to sip on pint.

It will have been more than three months since boozers were ordered to temporarily close to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Wetherspoon has invested £11million into making sure staff and customers stay safe when branches are open, including regular cleaning and putting up signs making sure customers stand apart.

HOAR was given a sneak peak at what branches will look like when they reopen here.

“Sneeze screens” have also been put up between tables and customers will be asked to order drinks and food via the app.

Visitors have also been given a set of rules to follow too to help keep social distancing rules – you can find the full list here.

Earlier this week it confirmed that it won’t be broadcasting any live sport on its TVs throughout July to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

 HOAR has also been given a tour around a Greene King pub to see what it will look like for customers post-lockdown.

If you can’t wait to order your first drink, here’s a full list of pubs that will be opening from Saturday.

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