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Press Release - Covid - Phase 4 Restaurants 02.06.2020

Alderney's renowned cuisine is back on the menu

Restaurants, hotels and pubs serving food can now reopen but they are subject to strict social distancing rules as 'controlled environments'.

Tables must be spaced one metre apart and proprietors must record the identity and contact details of each customer and the table at which they were sitting.

The system announced in Phase 4 of the Bailiwick's exit strategy helps the track and trace team to swiftly find anyone who might have been in contact with someone testing positive for the virus.

All licensed premises are required to operate restricted opening hours, closing to the public no later than 10:30pm. Customers are not permitted to approach the bar.
Access to appropriate hand washing and/or hand sanitising facilities is required, with toilet facilities being cleaned on a regular basis.

Al fresco dining is encouraged with the same social distancing rules.

Takeaway food services can operate in accordance with these social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Restrictions on the numbers of customers and staff on the premises may be necessary to comply with reduced social distancing of one metre. This may mean entry controls such as closing when capacity has been reached or queue management.

Spot checks will be carried out to ensure that establishments are complying with these criteria. Those that don't may face legal action to close the premises.

Owners and managers should read the full guidance at