Bettys in Harrogate reopens today as Harlow Carr cafe reopening date is revealed
Harrogate's famous town centre Bettys tea rooms has reopened with a warm welcome back to customers and new visible safety measures - including track and trace - and date has also been revealed for the reopening of its RHS Harlow Carr cafe.
Bettys say they are delighted to reopen most of their cafes after four months of lockdown.
Operations director, Nicky Sellers, said: "We are very excited to open and really look forward to welcoming customers back to Bettys Café Tea Rooms.
"Things might feel a little different, but safety is our top priority."
"As you can imagine, we’ve had to reworkjour spaces and adop new measures to ensure that our customers and staff are kept safe.
"Because most of our buildings are old, they didn’t easily lend themselves to social distancing measures."
The reopening of the popular Café Tea Rooms & Shop on Parliament Street in Harrogate is a boost for the town centre as a whole as lockdown eases.
As for its cafe at RHS Harlow Carr, although its shop has already reopened the café is not scheduled to reopen until next Monday, August 3.
The range of safety measures to reassure and protect customers at Bettys is extensive.
Nicky Sellers said: "Customers will see increased staff managing queues; hand sanitisers by the entrances and in bathrooms; clear floor markings and signage to encourage social distancing and a reduced menu to ensure the safety of our colleagues at our Craft Bakery and in our kitchens.
"Like many other businesses, we will be supporting the NHS Test & Trace scheme, so Café Tea Room customers will be asked to share their contact details with us."
Bettys café reopening dates
Monday, July 27: Harrogate & Northallerton.
Monday, August 3: Ilkley, Harlow Carr & York St Helen's Square.
York Stonegate shop is open but the café is remaining closed for now.
Harrogate's Bettys Café Tea Rooms & Shop on Parliament Street us now open daily 9-5pm.
For more information, visit www.bettys.co.uk
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