Fish & Chip Shops Plus Take Away’s!

I can confirm the following requirements:

Councillor Phil Bateman said today “Following take away businesses asking this morning, about guidance in this new Tier 4 Restriction, (Wednesfield and the City of Wolverhampton) are now in Tier 4. These rules and guidance that the Public Health Department has confirmed to me this afternoon, may help you organise your business and custom going forward.

“Fish and Chip Shops and similar food establishments offering take away food and drinks can still continue to operate during tier 4 restrictions. The business is restricted to a take away service only, and must not permit the consumption of food and or drink both internally nor to any outdoor adjacent areas. The following will also assist:

• Between 5am – 11pm, food and drinks via a take away service; customers can enter into the premises to place and collect their order. Orders can also be sold online or via telephone/text message and delivered, collected on a click and collect basis or through a drive through
• Between 11pm – 5am, food and drinks via a take away service; customers are NOT permitted to enter inside during this time. Orders must be made via online, telephone or text services, and should be collected at the door (the door should be locked/closed to prevent access), or through delivery.
With regards to capacity inside of the premises, people are still required to keep a 2m physical distance from others, and where this is not possible, the business must introduce risk mitigation, which includes reduced capacity. If a premises is small in size, we suggest that they operate on a one in one out basis, or to increase this where areas permit distancing. A sign to the front of the premises will also assist with controlling those entering inside, e.g. Capacity 2 at any one given time. Asking people to queue outside of the premises, at a safe distance from others is also encouraged.

The following links will assist:

I hope that this assists you.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more