Hospitality pop-ups are coming to Huddersfield town centre from Friday.
Visitors who buy food or a soft drink from local businesses will be able to bring it to the pop-up to eat. They will be shown to a table, where they can enjoy their refreshments under cover. Due to current restrictions no alcohol can be brought into the marquee, however.
Government guidelines state that table service is required where alcohol is being served. Where a business is using some of the space to serve alcohol, such as the Plumbers’ Arms in Macaulay Street, customers will be seated so that the business notified can take their order and bring it back to them.
There will be Covid-safe measures in place including wearing masks when not seated, hand sanitisation and following the social distancing and current mixing guidelines.
There will be toilets and baby changing facilities on site for customers and other town centre visitors.
Friendly staff will be on hand to make sure everyone uses the space safely.
David Shepherd, strategic director for growth & regeneration, said: “We know that local businesses have struggled over the last year and we want to make sure that we do everything we can to welcome back people into our town centres safely.
“As we make our way through the Government’s roadmap we will need to help local businesses recover.
“The measures we have put in place will go some way to both reassuring people that it is safe to return and remove some of the barriers that the Yorkshire climate brings to socialising outdoors.
“Our hospitality areas will be popping up in other towns over the coming weeks so be sure to keep an eye on our website for the latest information.”
More information about reopening retail and hospitality can be found online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/welcomeback