Pubs across Cornwall will be reopening their doors for the first time in three months this Saturday.

It comes as lockdown restrictions ease further, allowing bars, cafes and restaurants to return after being closed since in March.

Not all are returning, however, with the owners of one Falmouth pub already announcing that with social distancing measures in place for the foreseeable future they feared it would "change the kind of place our little pub has always been" - and they were instead putting the lease up for sale.

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And those planning to head out this weekend have been warned that the experience will look and feel very different, with strict new rules in place.

Here's a round-up of what you can and cannot do in pubs from Saturday, July 4 in England.

At the bar and table service orders

  • You will still be able to order at the bar - but won't be allowed to drink there.
  • People will have to stand at least a metre apart from each other with added mitigation. Pubs are installing perspex screens and giving masks, gloves or visors to staff.
  • In a number of pubs, the bars will be closed and only table service offered.

Making a payment and registering details

  • Pub goers will also be asked to give their name and their contact details. This will happen either when they make a booking - or when they get there. Those details will be kept by the pubs for 21 days, and will be used for staff to get in contact if there is a localised breakout of coronavirus.
  • Customers will also urged to pay by contactless or card - rather than cash.

According to the government guidance: “You should assist this service by keeping a temporary record of your customers and visitors for 21 days, in a way that is manageable for your business, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.

“This could help contain clusters or outbreaks.”

One-way systems, toilets and ventilation

  • One-way systems will be used inside pubs to ensure people do not cross paths.
  • Pubs have been told to consider using a 'one-in one-out' system at toilets to minimise customer interaction.

The government guidance adds: "Doors should be left open, where appropriate, to reduce touchpoints.

"Maintaining good ventilation is also important and therefore windows and doors should be kept open as much as possible."

Loud music, football and live performances

  • Live performances in front of a live audience, including music, drama and comedy - are not allowed.
  • Pub goers will also encouraged not to shout or speak at loud volumes - as this can increase the risk of aerosol transmission.

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