With the government announcing that pubs can reopen if they wish from Saturday 4th July, subject to being set up to operate in a Covid-19 secure manner, our volunteers are busy updating CAMRA’s online pub guide whatpub.com with details of all the pubs we are aware of that are reopening soon and/or selling food and drink to take home.
Pubs and bars won’t be the same when they first reopen and not all pubs will be reopening straight away. The government guidelines require 1 metre social distancing arrangements, table service, enhanced hygiene processes and more to ensure the safety of both staff and customers.
This will mean you must have a table – no propping up the bar or standing around – and if no tables are free you will need to queue outside. Some pubs will require you to make a table reservation before going (don’t forget to cancel the reservation if you change your mind!).
When planning to go to the pub with friends, don’t forget there are still Covid-19 restrictions in force about who you meet – indoors it is a maximum of two different households whilst outdoors it can be up to six. Many pubs have been making improvements to their outdoor drinking area ahead of reopening which may be something to look forward to seeing!
Where possible we have included brief details on whatpub.com about how the pub will be operating when it reopens or alternatively a link to the pub’s social media or website to check the details before setting out.
Note there are some pubs that have been doing take home sales and/or home delivery during lockdown and this is shown on whatpub.com, some may continue to offer these facilities going forward. The CAMRA Brew2You app and website will also continue to take orders for participating pubs, breweries and cider makers offering click and collect or home delivery.
If you are a publican and details of your pub haven’t been updated on whatpub.com please use the “submit update” link on its page and fill the form in, we will try and get the update done as soon as possible. If you are a publican or brewer wishing to sign up to sell on Brew2You visit the website and follow the “become a partner” link.
GETTING TO THE PUB
Buses and trams are running to an amended timetable which you can find at https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/service-changes.
The government have made face coverings mandatory for passengers on public transport (if you don’t have a mask then a scarf will do, as long as your nose and mouth is covered). Don’t worry about bus drivers not wearing a mask – they are sat behind a perspex screen and will be able to concentrate on driving safely!
Social distancing arrangements are in place on board (avoid using seats marked out of use) which has reduced capacity significantly so you are advised to travel at less busy times wherever possible. Evenings and Sundays are generally quiet. First and Stagecoach buses have set up their apps to show how busy a bus is expected to be whilst Supertram has a guide on their website.
You are also asked to avoid paying for tickets by cash if possible – First, Stagecoach and Powells take contactless card payment with online sales for daily and weekly passes also available. If you must pay by cash then exact change is now required.
Taxis also continue to operate, note UBER are applying the same rule as public transport regarding face coverings.