Following the easement of national restrictions, Bedford has been placed in a ‘high alert’ tier 2 category. This means we can return our tables and chairs and continue to offer our services, at the tables and to take away, if we remain ‘Covid Secure’
Please note that at this time you should not visit us with mixed households, this is against the official guidance applied to this level of restrictions for an indoor space.
This easement will be a welcome relief to many
and a move in the right direction for a return to normality.
That said, we will ask that when you visit us please remain extra vigilant,
follow the latest advice from official sources, keep your distance,
remain seated at your tables and use the NHS test and trace app.
Test and trace will be mandatory if you would like to eat in with us.
All of our pervious precautions will still be active when we re-open. some of these for your reassurance include, regular staff handwashing, high touch sanitisation, table sensitisation after each guest, hand gel available, hand washing available,
contact free service available when using card payments.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
All at Coffee House Bedford
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In addition to the precautions we took coming into this,
we’re also adding and re-enforcing the following.
When you visit please keep the doorway clear,
keep a good distance from staff and other customers .
Please also take your own responsibility and precautions when you visit and keep a good social distance, use card payments where possible.
Please refrain from touching retail goods if possible.
Please note our toilets are for customers only.
If you have symptoms, get well soon but please do not visit.
Following an announcement from the Prime minister today (20.03.2020) in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. It is with massive regret that we must inform of an immediate, temporary closure.
On review, We have been unable to diversify the operation sufficiently to satisfy a basis level of customer and staff safety, in the current situation, as such we will close temporarily and anticipate a 6-8 week pause of services.
Updates will be available when we have more information from official sources.
We look forward to welcoming you back when we can.
ALONGSIDE AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF FOOD HYGIENE CHECKS AND PROCEDURES THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE, WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE BELOW TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 INTO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
AS THE SITUATION CHANGES, AS WILL OUR OPERATION AND PRECAUTIONS.
CASH WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED, FOR THE TIME BEING
WE’RE VERY SORRY FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE BUT WE HAVE MADE THIS DECISION TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND OUR CUSTOMERS. All major card payments are very welcome, no minimum spends apply.
ADDITIONAL ONGOING PRECAUTIONS ON SITE
· OUR STAFF WILL BE WASHING THEIR HANDS AT VERY FREQUENT INTERVALS
· HIGH TOUCH AREAS AND FOOD PREPARATIONS AREAS ARE BEING SANITISED REGULARLY WITH A ‘BS EN 1276’ COMPLIANT DISINFECTANT.
· STAFF WILL BE WEARING FOOD PREPARATION GLOVES WHERE POSSIBLE AND WHEN PREPARING FOOD.
· INDUSTRIAL VOLUMES OF HAND SANITISER ARE ON ORDER BUT HAVE BEEN DELAYED, PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU EAT OR DRINK
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Symptoms may develop up to 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19, these included - a persistent cough, difficulty breathing & fever.
If you have any of these symptoms or know someone that does, please stay at home and follow advice posted at www.nhs.uk or call 111 if you do not have internet access.
We are acting on the best advice available to us from www.gov.uk and using our best judgement.