THE STOVE CAFÉ reopened Wednesday 12th August 2020

We are delighted that the Stove Café has reopened again and we very much look forward to welcoming our regular and new visitors back. We have missed you so much over the last 5 months.

To make this possible within current Covid-19 government measures and guidelines, our opening schedule for August will be Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30am to 2pm. We are operating a takeaway service only, with socially distanced seating available outside.

We have worked closely with the Dumfries & Galloway Council business restart hub and environmental health officers to get to this stage and we will continue to review our reopening process regularly. On a daily basis, we are monitoring:

  • any new announcements issued by the Scottish and UK Governments
  • any new specific guidance for the hospitality sector
  • on-going developments in the pandemic situation
  • feedback and requests from our community

Visiting our Cafe

Among the many measures we have put in place are:

  • Staff Training on Covid-19 processes
  • Automatic Hand Sanitiser Station upon entry
  • Face coverings compulsory while in café
  • Monitored customer queue system
  • Recording of customer details in line with Test & Protect legislation
  • “Staff Bubble” rota systems
  • One staff member per workstation policy
  • Protective screens (staff zones and customer zone)
  • Enhanced cleaning regime (all surfaces)
  • Socially distanced food collection area
  • Socially distanced outdoor seating area
  • No use of public toilet

We thank you for your support and patience over the coming weeks, while all the Stove Café team learn and adapt to our new working processes.

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100 HIGH STREET: Public Use

Public events, Regular Groups, Community & Local business users

Reopen Date: To be Confirmed

We recognise the importance of being able to open up other parts of the Stove building as soon as possible and understand the valuable resource it serves to the community, local groups and local business owners.

Unfortunately, within the constraints of our current resources and capacity, it is currently not possible to achieve this within current Government measures and guidelines around Covid-19.

We will continue to review our building reopening process regularly and we are monitoring

  • any new announcements issued by the Scottish and UK Governments
  • any new specific guidance for the events / public gatherings sector
  • on-going developments in the pandemic situation
  • feedback and requests from our community

We are hopeful that we will be able to introduce a safe, phased reopening of other parts of the building from September 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@thestove.org or Graham Rooney (Projects Manager) at graham@thestove.org or telephone Mobile 0771 429 4856.

Again, we thank you for your support and patience over the coming weeks.

From everyone at the Stove