Notice regarding COVID-19 outbreak
Dear customers, friends. First off, we hope you are all in good health and good spirits in these troublesome times. Secondly, our thoughts go out to anyone who is affected by this COVID-19 outbreak- whether you are self-isolating, have friends or family infected or are infected yourselves- we wish everybody a speedy recovery.
We are sure that at some point every one of us will be affected in one way or another. It is no secret that the hospitality industry is going to be hit enormously by these current events.
Already in Holmfirth we are seeing bars, pubs, restaurants, shops closing down for the foreseeable future, and our friends who work in the industry losing jobs and incomes. And we’re sure it will be no different here at the Stag.
As of the time of writing this the Government have not ordered a compulsory shutdown of business or lockdown of the general public.
However guidance has been given, and we should all trust in the plan of our government and the knowledge of our health service. Yesterday evening, the Chancellor of the Exchequer told us that we all must play our part in the Government’s plan in order to reduce both the Health risk and risk to our economy posed by the crisis.
Please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to adhere to Government policy regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Our staff are being taken through the guidelines and being asked to follow them to ensure we limit our social contact- and potential exposure to the virus- so that we may continue to serve the food and drinks that we work so hard to provide for our customers on a normal regular basis. We have provided extra hand sanitizer and instructed staff to follow the NHS Coronavirus policies on hygiene and cleanliness; and are continuously cleaning throughout our venue.
Tomorrow (given the outcome of the government update this evening) we will be announcing our plans for takeaway food services so we can continue to serve delicious hot food to our customers who would rather not be out in the public. Should you be in a position where you are able to purchase a gift voucher either for a friend, loved one or yourself, these can be arranged over the phone on (01484) 768290, and paid for via contactless upon collection. We are also working on an E-voucher, more details to follow
Who knows what the next few weeks will bring, and the impact to our lovely town, but for now, The Winking Stag remains open to our customers and for our staff- with all necessary precautions in mind!