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Is your cafe, Pub or restaurant set to reopen as the coronavirus lockdown lifts?

After two months of coronavirus lockdown, Britain’s high streets are waking up again. Ashley Cleaning Fogging & Decontamination Services is working 24/7 to ensure your business is Covid-Secure, call us today for a free quote on 0800 0234 058.


Cafes and restaurants across the country are working out how to restart their businesses.

Boris Johnson confirms pubs and restaurants will not open before 4 July, but you can get your restaurant ready for business by calling our covid19 cleaning team for help and advice today on 0800 0234 058.

Boris Johnson told MPs on Wednesday that the government would follow its original plan to open the hospitality sector next month, despite speculation to the contrary.

There have been calls from hospitality lobby groups to cut the distance between people to one metre to make it easier for venues to operate.

UK Hospitality chief Kate Nicholls said many businesses would not be viable if the two-metre rule was kept in place. Boris Johnson said the rule was under review, while also hinting he may be in favour of a change.

Pubs, restaurants and hotels are all in the next stage of reopenings, which is due to begin next month.

UK Hospitality releases guidelines to help pubs and restaurants reopen safely.

UKHospitality has set out draft recommendations for how hospitality businesses should operate post-lockdown.

For example, sauces should be removed from eateries and replaced with individually wrapped condiments.

Meanwhile, in pubs, people will be discouraged from standing at the bar.

Hotel buffets will also be off the table, at least in the short term, according to a 75-page document from the industry body.

UKHospitality stresses that you must do a thorough risk assessment before reopening to show that you are taking adequate steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Specific guidelines for hotels, pubs/bars and restaurants are set out below.

Restaurants and casual dining

  • Individually wrapped condiments and sauces should be offered on request and put with the plated food, not left on tables

  • Cutlery to be brought to the customer with the food and condiments rather than customers helping themselves or left on the table

  • Develop your table plan and arrangement based on the physical distancing guidelines operational at the time.

  • Customer contact with commodities (e.g. menus, trays, napkins) should be limited to what is necessary or designed in such a way that cleaning/replacement is carried out after each use. Menus left on tables/table talkers discouraged in favour of other forms of display to the customer. Consider the use of single-use/laminated menus brought to the table

  • Use disinfectants and sanitisers that are effective against bacteria as well as cold and flu viruses, as recommended by the current government advice which can be found here:

  • Cleaning regimes for kitchens should reflect the need to reduce risk from coronavirus as well as maintaining all normal expectations relevant to a food business regarding hygiene

  • Control movements of staff to maintain mandated social distancing measures where possible i.e. include one person at a time allowed in the chilled stores or dry stores or the changing rooms and toilet.

  • Hand washing of glassware, plates and cutlery should be avoided where possible with glassware washed separately from plates and cutlery.

Pubs and bars

  • Assess the flow of staff and customers in the pub as part of the risk assessment. For bar orders, inform customers to keep the minimum safe distance from bar staff as well as from other customers waiting in a queue to be served e.g. directed by tape marks on the floor, signage

  • Measures to consider include managing the bar to create directional movement of customers ordering drinks at a till point, then moving to a second point to collect their drinks

  • Consider restrictions on customers remaining at the bar after ordering and getting their drink

  • Advise that empty glasses are collected from tables by staff, and customers discouraged from returning empty glasses to the bar

  • Beer gardens/outside areas: although easier to manage if a large outdoor area, there is a danger of groups forming. Consider as part of your risk assessment. Regular patrol of outside areas, smoking/vaping areas, restrictions that may be required for children’s play areas

  • Toilets: as part of your risk assessment, have a plan specifically for customer toilets to ensure compliance with physical distancing rules and ensure all staff are aware.


Here at Ashley Cleaning we are working hard to ensure that London is Covid-Secure and we are happy to help you in any way we can, do call us on 0800 0234 058 for support.


Let us help you get back to work safely

We use only the best quality and tried and tested cleaning systems – including disinfectants, fogging equipment and procedures – to carry out environmental covid19 cleans and as they are persistent solutions they will continue to be effective when they have dried unlike alternative chemicals that are only effective when wet.

These persistent proactive solutions starts to work within 10 seconds  and continue to be effective against a plethora of viral and bacterial threats and pathogens.

We are experts in making your environment safe and we deliver a same day response time.

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In most cases our support team on 0800 0234 058 can give you a price over the phone. You can skip this step if you’re an Account Customer. In some cases a site survey may be required. You can also book a quote online by clicking here.

Fogging and sanitisation is a fast, efficient and cost effective way to get your office or facility as clean as possible. Our experienced and skilled team use our fogging equipment armed with our bio friendly formula to eradicate almost all germs and potential illness harbouring bacteria without disturbing your surroundings.

Fogging and sanitisation has been used by our clients in schools, business offices, the food industry and various types of facilities.

Schools and educational facilities are required to maintain a high level of cleanliness in order to battle against the high amounts of germs which get passed around by children and students. The convenience of sanitisation fogging allows our team to perform a quick and efficient service which does not irritate children’s health with dangerous chemicals.

For a deep cleaning service which gets rid of as many harmful germs as possible in a short period of time, reaches all those difficult to reach places and is much less invasive than other deep cleaning methods, fogging sanitisation is the best possible choice.







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