JD WETHERSPOON has drawn up plans to ensure that its staff and customers are safe before its pubs reopen.

The bar chain, which owns The Captain James Lang in High Street, will open when it gets the official go-ahead from the Scottish Government.

Social distancing measures will result in the employment of two full time staff who will regularly clean surfaces and touch points throughout Wetherspoon’s pubs.

The Captain James Lang will also have screens at the till point, screens to create seating areas where it is not possible to separate tables and will also provide gloves, masks and protective eyewear to its employees.

Hand sanitiser dispensers will be dotted around the pub for customers and employees, and dedicated staff will monitor the pub at all times in order to maintain social distancing standards.

Ryan Hegarty, manager at The Captain James Lang, said: “At present, the government have not confirmed any reopening date for pubs. However, it is important that we are prepared for any announcement.

“We have spent a number of weeks consulting with staff who work in our pubs, as well as area managers in order to draw up our plans.

“The safety of staff and customers is paramount.”