Rest assured, we’re actively tracking the local metrics and updates—it helps that instead of sleeping at night, Gordon consumes copious amounts of black coffee while reading research papers and legal contracts. So you can trust that we’ve thoroughly reviewed everything that we are ALLOWED to do.
The following is our plan for what we are GOING to do.
What you’re about to read is Phase One of our gradual reopening plan. Up until now, and for the time being, we remain in Phase Zero, which involves carryout, weekend heat-and-serve delivery, and curbside pickup of games, toys and puzzles.
Phase One Criteria
We will open for Phase One of in-restaurant dining when the following criteria are met:
Until these three criteria are met, we will be open for carryout and delivery only. We will not be open for in-restaurant dining.
After we have reached Phase One, should the above metrics fall back outside of the criteria we have set, our locations will return to Phase Zero and we will once again close the dining room.
Now, without further ado, here is what you can expect from Phase One of the Barrister Bounce Back plan.
Phase One Details
Seating will be reduced, and will be available by reservation only.
Access to the game library will be limited, and games will be quarantined for 3 days before being returned to the library.
Our dining room will be rearranged to maintain a 6-foot distance between all tables.
Tables will be limited to a maximum of six guests.
Please give your waitstaff and fellow diners plenty of space while in the pub, and maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and those outside of your party as often as possible.
All employees will wear protective facial coverings (yes, we’re providing them).
Hand sanitizer will be provided at convenient stations.
In the event that an employee tests positive for Covid-19, the pub will close for 3 days (and, of course, they’ll stay home until they are well).
We will assess the potential scenario in which a diner tests positive for Covid-19 and we somehow learn of it on a case-by-case basis. Hopefully it is clear from the rest of our plan and its criteria that we will prioritize safety and scrutinize such a scenario with great caution.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
We have an extensive cleaning regimen for all common surfaces in the restaurant, which will be carried out at regular intervals throughout the day.
Each table will be provided a fresh set of napkins and utensils upon arrival.
Video game controllers will be sanitized after each use.
We’ll post regular updates on what Phase we’re in. It could be a while before things swing past Phase One, but we’re looking forward to Phase 2 and beyond as well!
We can’t wait to see you all back at the pub when the right time comes.