Customers will be asked to hand over their contact details as Dobbies welcomes back diners to its Tayside and Fife restaurants after almost four months of lockdown.
Garden centres in Monifieth, Perth and Dunfermline are reopening their eateries on Wednesday with a new look to avoid potential spread of Covid-19. The Dobbies cafe at the Kingsway Tesco in Dundee will also reopen.
New guidance comes into effect in Scotland on July 15 which will allow restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars to open indoor areas, subject to strict social distancing and hygiene rules.
Dobbies’ garden centres have been opened since late May with limits on the number of people allowed inside stores at a time.
Social distancing measures will be in place in the restaurants, with tables spread out to allow enough space between dining customers.
Customers will be asked for their contact information to comply with NHS Test and Protect rules.
Ordered meals will be covered, before being collected by customers from a dedicated food collection area, along with wrapped cutlery straight from the dishwasher.
Dedicated “safety champions” have been appointed at each store, with thorough cleaning and sanitising of trays and tables taking place after use.
Dobbies’ chief executive officers Graeme Jenkins said: “Following the successful re-opening of our garden centre on May 29, we are well-placed to restart our restaurant operations in Scotland.
“The safety of our team members and customers remains Dobbies number one priority, which is why we have introduced the new role of Safety Champion.
“Not only do we want customers to feel safe, but we want them to have an enjoyable experience.
“We look forward to welcoming customers back into our Dundee restaurant and would like to thank our team members and customers for following the measures we have implemented.”
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