Coventry City Council has advised all businesses in the city centre to help reopen safely if controls are made easier on Monday (12 April).
Coventry City Council has advised all downtown companies, helping them reopen safely on Monday, when limitations are simple (12 April).
Following the roadmap of the government, it would be possible to reopen non-essential restaurants, outdoor food and drink venues. The opening of indoor areas before 17 May would not be allowed for hospitality venues.
The Council is committed to working with companies on the initial steps to reopen and carefully monitor constraints to ensure that the visitors are comfortably enjoyed.
“While I am certain that many residents will be looking forward to dining out and gathering again to appreciate outdoor hospitality spots and to visiting major stores, we want to remind them to do that while respecting government guidelines. Davina Blackburn, Strategic Leader of Regulation in the Coventry City Council.
“We also need to ensure that enterprises take measures in order for them to run efficiently and safely, and also to assist companies in reopening, be it awarding company paving licences or examining COVID risk evaluations, we want to ensure that everyone can enjoy himself in safety.”
It was reiterated to the venues, that they will continue and, where appropriate, assistance and advise have been provided by the Council’s Licensing Team, to refer to the terms of their local licences.
Anyone who plans to attend a restaurant or bar must prepare for an outdoor table and stick to the Rules for the government for two households and groups of six or more.
“We are looking forward to hosting all of our dealers and some of our food and drinks for al fresco restaurants on Monday,” says Trish Willets, Director at Coventry BID. Monday represents a significant landmark for the restoration and restoration of our beautiful town.
The public realm work is going well – and is almost complete – and we have so much to look forward to as spring turns into summer – from the official start of our City of Culture year to the Coventry Food Festival – it’s time to bring the joy!
“The safety of our businesses and visitors to the city centre continues to be a key priority, with barriers and new signage reminding everyone to remain vigilant and continue practicing social distancing. It’s likely that there will be pinch points throughout the city, as we expect there to be more visitors than usual, so please be sensible, stay safe and enjoy your time rediscovering our great city.”
Company operators were asked to make sure the COVID-19 risk assessment was put in effect and urged to sign a corporate commitment that they operate in a safe way. In order to reaffirm clients planning to visit venues and shops in the next weeks.
Visit www.coventry.gov.uk/coronavirus for the current facts and alerts concerning COVID-19