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22 rules that pubs, bars, and entertainment venues must follow

24 Jun 2020

Below is the full list of 22 rules that pubs, bars, and entertainment venues must follow:

1. Control and restrict the number of people entering the premises to maintain social distancing measures

2. All staff and customers must undergo temperature checks

3. Ensure there is an adequate amount of hand sanitizer gel available at the entrances and exits

4. A maximum of five people may sit together as a group

5. Ensure that there is enough space for queuing customers before entry

6. Each table must have at least two meters distance or a partition installed

7. Guests must maintain social distancing with at least one meter between each other

8.  Ensure proper ventilation throughout the premises

9. Dancing and singing by customers is prohibited 

10. Replace all menus with a single-use sheet of paper

11. Serve drinks in glasses only – no bottles

12. All staff must wear both face masks and face shields

13. Install a partition between the performance area and guests

14. Shouting, wandering, and gathering is prohibited on the premises

15. Performers and musicians must wear face shields

16. Provide personal cutlery for each guest

17. Undertake cleaning of the premises every 30 – 60 minutes

18. Tables, chairs, doorknobs, counters, and other frequently used and touched surfaces must be sanitized daily

19. Competitions and group activities are prohibited

20. Bar games, including darts and pool, are prohibited

21. Maintain social distancing in smoking areas

22. Product presenters/promotion staff may not sit with guests

The initial reaction from business owners and operators of nightlife venues is one of frustration about the significant number of rules. Many operators believe limiting groups to only five people could stop people from going to bars and pubs.