WETHERSPOONS has set out plans to protect the safety of staff and customers at its pubs in Dudley and Sedgley.

The popular chain- which includes The Full Moon on Dudley High Street and The Clifton in Sedgley’s Bull Ring- announced safety plans for its 875 establishments last week.

The pubs will reopen when the government gives the green light which could be as soon as next month.

More details have been revealed for what customers and staff can expect when the pubs reopen.

The detailed guidance states: "Staff will hand over all drinks holding the base of the glass and when ordered by the app they will be delivered to the table on a tray and placed on the table using the base of the glass.”

Although pubs have not yet been permitted to reopen, many businesses are planning ahead and preparing protective measures as lockdown eases.

Pubs will have separate entrance and exit doors, when possible depending on the venue. Customer entry and exit will be marked out by floor stickers and barriers, with clearly printed information explained customer guidelines.

There will be an average ten hand sanitiser dispensers around each pub, including at the entrance for customers and staff to use. While customers are asked to use the Wetherspoons app, they can pay at the bar using credit/debit cards, contactless and cash.

Protective screens will also be set up to create seating areas where it is not possible to separate tables.

The screens will also protect till points and staff will be given gloves, masks, and protective eyewear – which can be worn if employees wish to.

There will also be a limited food menu, and condiments will be provided through sachets instead of the usual bottles set aside.

Each pub will have a member of staff working full time to sanitise all the contact points.

These include door handles, allergen information screens, card payment machines and handrails.

Another employee will be dedicated to monitor the pubs at all times and to ensure social distancing standards are maintained.

Employees will also have to complete and sign a daily health assessment questionnaire to confirm they are fit to work, including recording their temperature using a digital thermometer.