Pub goers and diners are being reminded to keep social distancing and stay safe when they’re enjoying a meal or a drink out this weekend.

It will be the second weekend since the reopening of the hospitality and tourism sector and Cornwall Council is asking residents and visitors to continue being vigilant during the pandemic.

Public protection officers will be on call to provide advice and support to pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and other businesses on reopening and operating safely if needed.

All customers at restaurants and pubs are are asked to keep two metres apart if possible, or at least one metre at a minimum, and be prepared to give contact details to help with the Track and Trace system.

The one metre-plus rule only applies if there are measures in place such as screens or chairs being placed back to back.

Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “Our residents, visitors, businesses, town and parish councils and Cornwall Council colleagues have done an incredible job in taking safety precautions and remaining vigilant during the important reopening of our hospitality sector.

“We want to support our local pubs and restaurants and as we enter our second summer weekend of them being reopened, we’re reminding everyone that now is not time to be complacent and please keep up the good work of keeping yourselves and people around you protected.”

The Government announced on Thursday that further parts of the hospitality and beauty sectors can reopen over the next few weeks.

Outdoor swimming pools, theatres and music venues can reopen from today under social distancing guidance.

Beauty salons, nail bars, tattoo and massage studios, physical therapy businesses and spas across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday.

The Government has published guidance on working safely during Coronavirus.  For advice in reopening after the lockdown businesses can watch the Council’s free Back in Business webinars for specific sectors which have so far attracted more than 1,800 attendees. More live webinars are being planned with dates to be announced.

Free business advice in meeting the changing legal requirements is also available at or from the Council’s Business Regulatory Support team at

Businesses can also get more information on reopening from Cornwall Council’s Back in Business Recovery Guide which covers topics such as working safely and limiting the risk of Coronavirus, cleaning and disinfection, food safety and health and safety.