This Manchester restaurant disinfects you as you enter through a decontamination booth

This might just be the new normal!

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill will be reopening this Saturday but has decided to take no chances when it comes to the safety of their customers and staff with a full decontamination booth.

Founder Tayub Amjad commented ‘We are really looking forward to seeing our customers this weekend, we’ve missed them! It is important that anybody planning to book a table at Zouk knows we have done everything we can to make their safety our top priority. We have invested in new technology including a state-of-the-art decontamination booth at the entrance to the restaurant and a new online ordering app, that limits the amount of interaction required between customers and staff at the table. We have also provided all staff with PPE and provided additional hand sanitiser and hand wash stations for customers to use.’

Alongside following the guidelines of social distancing and reducing the capacity of the venue, Zouk has gone one step further with a full-on decontamination chamber.

Now you might have seen this floating around on Facebook already, essentially this chamber disinfects anyone coming into the restaurant with a non-toxic disinfectant. It sounds pretty futuristic and definitely not something we’re all used to but this forward-thinking from the folk behind Zouk might just be the new normal.

Don’t worry though, you won’t get wet and your glasses won’t even get a speck on them as its dry mist!

As part of the government guidelines, Zouk will also be using their online booking system in order to enable contact tracing if it’s required to do so.

Not only can you book for the restaurant online you can also do your ordering on a brand-new app. You’ll receive a QR code when you arrive which will send you to an app or an online link to place your order.

Each customer will be getting a 1.5-hour slot to enjoy at Zouk to give the staff plenty of time to clean up and disinfect areas after guests.

But if you’re one of the few people who don’t fancy going out this weekend you can still get your favourite curry at home for delivery or collection!

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