Wetherspoon Plans Glass Screens, Full-Time Cleaners For Pub Reopenings
British pub operator JD Wetherspoon has said that it is investing £11 million in measures including glass screens, entry and exit signs, and thousands of hand sanitisers in a bid to ensure social distancing at its pubs when they reopen.
The company, the cheaply-priced pubs of which are a fixture of British towns and cities, said that each of its 875 locations will have an average of ten hand sanitisers and one full-time member of staff devoted to regularly cleaning surfaces and touch points.
It will provide gloves, masks and protective eyewear to employees, if they choose to use it, along with glass screens in some areas and around cash-points, and staff will hand over all drinks holding the base of the glass.
Customers will be encouraged to pay by app or contactless, but pubs will still accept cash payments, the company said.