A campaign to persuade bar and pub customers to “Stay Safe Stay Sound’ and not spread the virus has been created by Josh Barr, the owner of Glasgow bar The Locale, and is being shared by pub and bar owners on social media throughout the country and now they want customers to share the message too.
The move comes as bars around the country are being forced to closed for deep cleans following visits by customers with Covid-19 symptoms who have subsequently tested positive for the virus. Bars affected recently include The Kirkhouse in Shettleston, Bon Vivant in Edinburgh and Victoria in Edinburgh, The Portland Arms and The Swinton Arms in Glasgow and Angels in Uddingston and of course the Aberdeen bars and pubs.
The lost revenue and the cost of deep cleaning is putting hospitality jobs at risk but not only that it is putting pub and bar employees and fellow customers at risk of catching the Covid-19.
Lisa Wishart, MD of Lisini who has just had to close Angels in Uddingston for a deep clean after the news that a customer had visited the bar and tested positive comments, “We would like to remind everyone that people’s health and livelihoods are at stake with irresponsible behaviour. The public must have a duty of care to protect themselves and others.”
The advice to customers when it comes to visiting pubs, bars, restaurant and hotels is:
If you are awaiting a test result or have been in close contact with someone who is suspected of having Covid – Don’t go!
If you have any of the 19 Covid Symptoms – Don’t go!
If you have been in contact with someone with Covid or are awaiting a test – Don’t go!
If you are in quarantine due to overseas travel – Stay in quarantine.
The Government has also published guidelines in brief:
When in venues follow the guidelines
Complete test and protect on every visit
Stay with your party – don’t mingle with different households
It is kind to be kind – be respectful to staff.
Enjoy yourself but Stay Safe – Stay Sound.