Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, toasted the return of indoor hospitality, by pouring a pint and speaking to the Manager of The Bull in Codsall
In line with the latest steps of the Government roadmap, hospitality venues were able to welcome customers back (17th May) into their premises with the rule of six and two household directive in place.
Prior to his stint behind the bar, Gavin discussed reopening plans with Manager Wendy, which include ensuring the venue remains COVID-19 secure whilst patrons enjoy their favourite tipple. Wendy also explained that The Bull could safely accommodate over 60 customers indoors and that environmental officers had approved of the seating arrangements.
Following the visit, Gavin said: “It was fantastic to visit The Bull in Codsall ahead of the reopening of indoor hospitality. Pub landladies such as Wendy have shown tenacity and spirit during incredibly difficult times, and I am pleased that light is starting to stream through the dark tunnel.
“I am keenly aware of just how important pubs are. Not only are they vital to local economies, but they also provide a hub for people to socialise with friends and family. In a year in which we have sacrificed so much in the fight against coronavirus, it is pleasing that we are beginning to return to normality.
“Thanks to the success of the vaccine rollout and the resilience of the British people, we are now able to get back to the things that make life worth living. However, I must stress that the pandemic is not over, so please do continue to follow rules and guidance such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, and good hand hygiene.”