Cornwall Council is saying a big thank you to businesses for their mammoth efforts in keeping customers safe as they finally opened their doors at the weekend following the lockdown.
Pubs, restaurants, accommodation providers and hairdressers were allowed to reopen from Saturday as the Government eased restrictions for the hospitality sector, and so far as we can tell, things have run pretty smoothly in the ‘new normal’.
Businesses had to put in place new Coronavirus safety measures before operating again, including asking customers to book ahead, follow social distancing and give contact details to help with the Government’s Track and Trace system.
Over the weekend Cornwall Council officers patrolled seven town centres to give advice and support to reopening businesses and responded to questions from more than 100 pubs, restaurants and hotels.
Public protection officers will continue to visit hospitality businesses over the next few weeks, and they are encouraging businesses to make contact if they have any questions about trading under the changing rules.