Keeping our doors open and customers safe

As we look to welcome everyone back to Alfresco April (and beyond), we have covered a few questions you might have for the safe return to opening.


How many people from different households can meet at the Miners?​
Outdoor gatherings are currently limited to six people or two households, with a support bubble counts as a single household.


How/Where do I order food/drinks?
Customers are required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (even if no alcohol is ordered).


Do I need to order a substantial meal with alcohol?​
No! As with the curfew, this policy has (thankfully) been scrapped… so you can now just relax with a beer and ditch the scotch eggs. Although we do have a really great menu!


Will I need a ‘vaccine passport’?​
‘Vaccine passports’ – officially known as Covid-status certificates – are not currently required. We are not obligated to check whether customers have had the vaccine, or a recent negative Covid test.


When might I need to wear a mask?

Customers are required to wear a face covering indoors, unless they have an exemption. This includes when going to the toilet, or if you have to go inside to pay.


Is there a curfew?​
No! In England the curfew on hospitality has been ditched, meaning there is no longer any blanket restriction on opening times.


What about collecting track and trace details?​ (Important)
This is slightly different from before! Whereas previously we were only required to collect the details of one member of any party, it is now mandatory for us to ask every customer or visitor aged 16 and over to check in with us or provide contact details.

This can be done using the NHS Covid-19 app to scan in the NHS QR code poster. However, we also have cards for you to provide written information. You can also use the online form below to register up to 6 people! In line with government guidelines we keep this data for 21 days


Finally… will I be able to use the toilet?​
Yes! Our guidance notes that toilets should be kept open and ‘carefully managed’ to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

Covid-19 Customer Registation

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