Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in Lytham St. Anne’s will have to record the details of every customer who enters their premises, starting on Monday 12th April. Previously, last summer, just one member of the group had to sign in on entry to a pub – but this time around, every member of a group will be required to under new tracking regulations.
The new guidance states all venues must “ask every customer or visitor aged 16 and over to check in to your venue or provide their contact details.” This can be done either via the NHS Covid-19 app or in person, by giving a member of staff your contact details.
Pubs, bars and restaurants must “take reasonable steps to refuse entry to those who refuse to check-in or provide contact details,” according to the new guidance.
Any business which is found to not be complying with the requirements will be subject to financial penalties.
However, these new rules to which the Government says will help pubs, cafes and restaurants reopen outdoors safely in England on 12 April have sparked anger from industry groups. UK Hospitality said it would burden struggling pubs and staff and risk customers deciding not to go out.