Pubs, restaurants and cafes are among a host of businesses which will reopen their doors this Saturday (4 July), as lockdown rules continued to be eased.
Havering Council are asking residents to enjoy what’s been dubbed by media as Super Saturday, but not to go overboard. Coronavirus is still in circulation and by drinking too much and breaking social distancing rules – increase the risk of spreading the virus which could bring on local lockdowns.
The Council have been working with businesses across the borough to ensure they are ready for reopening and can provide a safe environment, but it’s up to all of us to be sensible, considerate and to stay alert.
Havering Council is also supporting local police – who will have more officers in town centres this weekend. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and the council will help the police to keep people safe and to take action if necessary.
Some venues which are reopening may only be able to offer an outside service. Other venues will stay closed so it’s worth checking before you head out to avoid disappointment and overcrowding.
For people visiting pubs, restaurants and other venues reopening from this weekend, here’s what you need to know:
- If travelling by public transport, remember to wear a face mask.
- Be aware that pubs, restaurants and many other venues will have their capacity reduced in order to meet social distancing guidelines.
- Different venues will have different rules and in some cases a booking system – so best check ahead for where you’re planning to go.
- As part of government guidance around coronavirus, when visiting a venue you may be asked to give your name for the NHS Test and Trace.
- If people are feeling unwell they can report to the street triage team that will be visible in where Romford Town Centre to help ease pressure on the emergency services
- Havering Council’s street pastors will be on hand in Romford and Hornchurch