What can you expect when pubs, bars and restaurants reopen?

The Government has published its latest detailed guidance to allow pubs, bars and restaurants in England to reopen from July 4.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the details on what we can expect.

What's in?

Face coverings for staff – but not clinical face masks and other PPE which are needed in hospitals.

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Former Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt starts to prepare his bar, Dexter & Jones, in Knutsford, Cheshire, for reopening after the Government announced restrictions on bars and pubs will be eased from July 4th. The bar has been open for take away orders during lockdown.
Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smithy in Church Lawford, Warwickshire as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smithy pub in Church Lawford, Warwickshire holds a pint of beer from behind a protective screen, as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smithy in Church Lawford, Warwickshire wipes down the bar as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smith in Church Lawford, Warwickshire installs hand sanitising stations, as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smith in Church Lawford, Warwickshire pours a drink as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Neil Piddington, general manager of the Craufurd Arms community-owned pub in Maidenhead, checks the beer after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that pubs, restaurants and cinemas in England will be able to reopen from July 4, with "one metre-plus" distancing measures in place as part of measures to ease the coronavirus lockdown.
Tony Bennett the owner of The Devereux pub in Temple, London. Pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Tony Bennett the owner of The Devereux pub in Temple, London. Pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
Louise Singleton, landlady of Sheffield's Kelham Island Tavern, says she has got a little over a week to work out everything from sourcing her beer to training her staff for a whole new world of table service, one-way systems and spaced-out tables, as landlords say they will be poring over the Government's guidelines to work out exactly how they will have to adapt their pubs and still survive in the new post-lockdown world.
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Working from home – unlikely to be an option for most hospitality workers, but it should be encouraged where possible.

Guestbook – venues should keep a record of all their customers for 21 days in order to help the NHS trace any outbreaks.

One-way systems – single-direction traffic inside pubs and restaurants can ensure people do not cross paths.

Extra parking – more parking spaces and bike racks will help customers and staff avoid public transport.

Queues – these should be outside and protected from traffic.

Hand sanitiser – customers should be encouraged to clean their hands when coming into a venue.

Apps – orders should be placed without contact and from the table, including via smartphone apps.

Shift patterns – staff should ideally work with the same team members each time they come to work, to avoid unnecessary contact.

What's out?

Live performances – drama, comedy and music in front of a live audience is not allowed.

Packed venues – even when it is possible to seat lots of people safely inside, it might be unsafe for them to travel to or enter the venue.

Self-service – diners should not be allowed to fetch their own cutlery, condiments or food.

Ketchup bottles – only disposable condiments should be used, or non-disposable condiment containers should be cleaned after each use.

Walls – outdoor areas should be well ventilated, which could involve "increasing the open sides of a covered area", the guidance said.

Lots of waiters – tables should be served by the same person each time.

Toilet doors – customer toilets should be well ventilated, including "fixing doors open where appropriate".

Loud music – people should not have to raise their voices, which can increase transmission.

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