Back local businesses and Eat Out to Help Out safely

People, Health and Care
09:02, Thursday, 6th August 2020

Residents across North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to take advantage of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme and support local businesses, while taking steps to stay safe.

As part of the scheme, which launched on 3 August, both adults and children will be able to receive a 50 per cent discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks at participating eateries.

The offer is available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August, and there is no limit to how many times the discount can be used.

With visitor attractions like Normanby Hall Country Park, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and more than 70 other café’s, restaurants and pubs already signed up to the initiative across our area, there’s never been a better time try a dining experience in North Lincolnshire.

To have successfully registered with the programme the businesses must have implemented Covid-secure measures and followed the correct current guidelines to ensure their customers are safe.

As more people return to their favourite restaurants, a senior public health official in North Lincolnshire has shared her advice.

Penny Spring, Director of Public Health for North Lincolnshire, said:

“Across North Lincolnshire we are blessed with lots of brilliant, restaurants, café’s and pubs, which need our support to bounce back from the economic impact of Covid.

“At the same time, it is vital that people remain resolute and we don’t allow the virus to gain ground. Eateries have worked around the clock to make changes to ensure their customers stay safe, but the responsibility falls to all of us.

“This is why North Lincolnshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board have spearheaded a Stop-Covid campaign to help raise awareness of the need to remain vigilant.

“The virus is still in circulation, and it imperative that we keep our guard up and continue to follow the guidelines at this critical time.

“Washing our hands regularly and thoroughly, maintaining social distancing, and self-isolating if we suspect we have symptoms are absolutely essential in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.”

As well as adapting their premises, many restaurants are also offering a changing weekly menu throughout the month, so customers can sample more of their dishes.

It is hoped the new scheme will provide a welcome boost to the tourism and hospitality industry, attracting customers on what are usually seen as the quieter days of the week.

Find out more about the scheme on the Government website.

Customers are also able to input their postcode and discover participating restaurants within five miles of their doorsteps. Early booking is advised at many eateries.