Drinkers and diners urged to stay safe while out in South Tyneside
Council chiefs are urging drinkers and diners to stay safe when they are visiting pubs, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues.
Businesses are now able to welcome guests both indoors and outdoors after rules eased earlier in April and May.
But restrictions and advice do remain, including the need to keep a safe distance from others.
South Tyneside Council said in a Facebook post: “Please remember to keep a safe distance from others when visiting a hospitality venue.
“Social distancing is still very important.
“Please follow venues’ one-way system if they have one in place and remain a safe distance from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble. Enjoy going out, out in South Tyneside”
Official Government advice on keeping safe recommends:
:: Staying at least two metres away from people you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble
:: Minimising how many people you come into close contact with, and for how long
:: Reduce the time spent in crowded areas where it may be difficult to socially distance
:: Avoiding direct contact and face to face contact with people you do not live with
:: Staying at least two metres away from anyone who visits your home for work reasons such as a cleaner or a tradesperson doing essential or urgent work
It adds: “If you are meeting friends and family you should still be cautious, even if you feel well. You can pass COVID-19 on to others if you only have mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all.”