Doncaster fish and chip shop to re-open after introducing coronavirus saafety measures

A popular Doncaster fish and chip shop is planning to open its doors again tomorrow after introducing coronavirus safety measures.

Sunday, 19th April 2020, 4:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th April 2020, 4:21 pm

Fish Bits in Hyde Park has installed protective screens, is limiting the number of customers it allows inside the takeaway at any one time and has also spray painted social distancing markers for customers outside the shop in Carr House Road.

Virtually all of the UK’s pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed since the Government lockdown began more than three weeks ago, although takeaways have been allowed to continue serving.

The store will reopen on Monday and a spokesman said: “We feel we have taken all the necessary precautions to be able to open as safely as possible to protect both our staff and customers.

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Fish Bits in Hyde Park.

“We have missed what we love to do the most: To serve the finest quality fish and chips.”

Sharing a video of the changes on its Facebook page, a spokesman said: “Please be patient and considerate of each other.”

Red lines, two metres apart, have been sprayed on the pavement outside.

Inside, stickers on the walls indicate the social distancing measures and staff and customers will be separated by a plastic screen.

When orders are ready to be collected, they will be placed in a specific spot by staff before the customer can take them.

The chippy will also be taking orders by telephone and internet, with customers collecting their orders from a separate door or having their order brought to their car.