PUB chain JD Wetherspoon has drawn up plans to reopen its Renfrewshire venues.

The company, which operates The Last Post, in County Square, Paisley, and The Lord of the Isles, at Braehead, Renfrew, has said it will be able to ensure its staff and customers are safe as soon as it gets the green light from the Scottish Government to start serving again.

Social distancing measures will result in the employment of two full-time staff per pub who will regularly clean surfaces and touch points.

Screens will be used to create seating areas where it isn't possible to separate tables and gloves, masks and protective eyewear will be provided to staff.

There will also be hand sanitiser dispensers for customers and staff to use and each employee will need to complete and sign a daily health assessment questionnaire to confirm they are fit to work. This will include having their temperature taken using a digital thermometer.

Customers will be asked to use the Wetherspoon order and pay app, wherever possible, or pay at the bar using a bank card, although cash will be accepted.

Jason Laurie, manager at The Last Post, said: “At present, the government have not confirmed any reopening date for pubs. However, it is important that we are prepared for any announcement.

“We have spent a number of weeks consulting with staff who work in our pubs, as well as area managers, in order to draw up our plans.

“The safety of staff and customers is paramount.”

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