Covid-19 has changed the way we live, maybe forever.
For many businesses the virus has forced them to look at new ways to work. Some branched out into new areas because of lockdown closures, for others it has meant introducing new systems to future proof business. The Bell & Crown on Catherine Street in Salisbury is one business that has done just that.
The pub has taken steps to protect customers this winter by installing an 8-stage air cleaning system from Gomeldon based company, InAir.
The system is so advanced that it kills all bacteria and viruses including Covid-19.
The 8-stage purification includes True H11 HEPA filters capturing 99.97% of airborne allergens, microbes and emissions, along with Photocatalyst filters using UV light to destroy any microorganisms.
Landlord Robert Daley said this was needed in the run up to the colder months: “We understand people have concerns about coming back inside but we still wanted that warm feeling of sitting in front of our fires on a cold winters day, so we decided to invest in a purification system that was capable of handling a large area like ours.
It's fully automatic and changes colour and rate of flow depending on what it detects. We haven’t seen a dog walk past it yet without it going full steam. It’s a great bit of kit and we hope our customers will be reassured that we are doing everything we can to keep them safe at this time.”
Salisbury businesses have pushed boundaries, diversified and kept on fighting through a damaging global pandemic.
Dan Collins, Salisbury BID Business Manager said: “The Bell & Crown may be one of the oldest pubs in Salisbury but they have embraced new technology to ensure customers feel safe this autumn and winter. Although life does seem to be getting back to some kind of normality, we may be living with Covid-19 for a while yet.
This is a new world we are living in and it is reassuring that companies are looking for ways that will allow us to continue enjoying life even with coronavirus still around. Salisbury businesses should be proud of what they have accomplished over the last 18 months. It hasn’t been easy but they have shown their resilience.”
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