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Frying tonight: Ruddy's reopens its doors

Ruddy's from Facebook

Ruddy's Fish & Chips is reopening its two Gloucester shops after introducing social distancing and safety measures.

The takeaways in Hucclecote and Longlevens have been shut since the introduction of government restrictions last month to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Both shops will open with a reduced menu from noon until 8.30pm from Wednesdays to Saturdays from today with the Hucclecote branch open from 4-8.30pm on Sundays.

A statement on the firm's Facebook page said: "The safety of our staff and customers is of the utmost importance to us.

"For this reason we have put up screens in both our shops for a safe barrier between servers and customers.

"Our staff will be wearing gloves and masks where necessary and we will be offering hand sanitiser to our customers on arrival in our shops which we advise you use for the safety of everybody."

The statement continued: "We will only be allowing a maximum of two people in the shop at any one time and we ask you to please maintain social distancing while waiting.

"We will be taking main orders in the queue to speed up efficiency of service and our new menu focuses on fish and chips and children's menus to ensure this service speed."

The company says it is taking orders over the phone but expects the lines to be busy.

Ruddy's becomes the latest food outlet to reopen in the city, following the nearby Queen's and Oxstalls Lane Fryer fish and chip shops which started up again last week.

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