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MetiNews.Com - The pubs will continue to trade as normal until a buyer is found
Breaking News ! Multiple Wetherspoons will shut for good in Yorkshire after the popular pub chain announced 16 will close their doors across the UK. The Liverpool Echo reports that the firm has said the decision was made to shut a number of pubs after "long consideration" with all affected sites now open for bids. In Yorkshire, The Time Piece in Dewsbury and Rhinoceros in Rotherham were two which formed part of the cull with 14 others across the country also given the chop. Eddie Gershon, Wetherspoon spokesman, said: "It is a commercial decision taken by the company taken after long consideration. The pub will continue to trade as normal until a buyer is found. Read More Related Articles Huddersfield pub The White Hart pushes opening date back as owners go into self-isolation Read More Related Articles Huddersfield pub owners' final messages to customers ahead of reopening on Saturday “We have told our staff that if the pub is sold and they do not transfer to the purchaser, then we would look to redeploy our employees at other Wetherspoon pubs in the region.” Is my local Wetherspoon pub or bar up for sale? List of all the affected branches: Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin, Cornwall Brun Lea, Burnley, Lancashire Vulcan, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire Time Piece, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire Bourtree, Hawick, Scottish Borders Last Plantagenet, Leicester, East Midlands Queens Hotel, Newport, Wales The Rhinoceros, Rotherham (Image: Google Maps) 8. Isaac Merritt, Paignton, Devon 9. The Cross Keys, Peebles, Scottish Borders 10. St George's Hall, Redfield, Bristol 11. Pennsylvanian, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire 12. Rhinoceros, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 13. Butler's Bell, Stafford, Staffordshire 14.
. Dee Hotel, West Kirkby, Merseyside 16. Alexander Bain, Wick, Caithness For the time being, sites will continue trading as normal but if they're sold they will most likely be rebranded with a new name, menu and prices, reports WalesOnline. Wetherspoons bosses have been quite vocal about its pubs reopening on July 4 after the Government gave all pubs, bars and restaurants the green light to do so.
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Under the new safety measures, staff will have to take part in temperature checks on arrival and hundreds more workers will be hired to help keep branches sanitised. A total of £11m will be invested to introduce safety screens at counters - while two new full time workers will be hired per branch. All Wetherspoons pubs will have screens fitted at the till point, while customers will be encouraged to pay via its smartphone app. There will also be screens to create seating areas where it is not possible to separate the tables to the social distancing requirement.
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Wetherspoon will also provide staff with gloves, masks and protective eyewear, which will be made compulsory, subject to government guidelines. There will be an average 10 hand sanitiser dispensers around each pub, including at the entrance for customers and staff to use. Guests will be asked to use them when entering.
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