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Pub giants Greene King announce re-opening plans with six Stirlingshire pubs to take on new procedures.

GREENE KING – the UK’s largest pub retailer and brewer – have released their plans for how they plan to operate once Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Pubs and restaurants in Scotland will be preparing themselves for re-opening after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave the green light for the industry to kick start operations.

Beer gardens can re-open a week earlier, starting from July 16 after the FM revealed the country had made a “real sustained progress” in tackling Covid-19.

Many of the Scottish establishments will look south of the border for advice with English pubs allowed to open from July 4.

The company – who own six pubs across Stirlingshire – announced their ‘Pub Safe’ slogan on social media, alongside a virtual tour of their customer journey.

Stirlingshire pubs No2 Baker Street, Cole Beer Company, Molly Malones, Springkerse View, City Walls and at the Corn Exchange will all adopt the approach on their return to business later this month.

Their ‘Five Key Priorities’ plan include Safe-Socialising, Cleaning Monitor, Hand Sanitisers, Reduced Contact and Looking After Our Team.

A ‘socially-distanced pathway’ will ensure customers follow the correct flow to minimise contact and ensure the public maintain the Government social distancing guidelines.

There will also be a brand new ‘Greene King order and pay’ app launched, allowing customers to order and pay for food and drinks to avoid congestion around bar areas.

One-in-one-out toilet use operations will be in place, as well as a one-way customer flow to help with the social distancing.

Mark Millett, Operation Director at one of the company brands, said “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes at Greene King to make sure that our pubs are as safe as possible, whilst also following the latest government guidelines.

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