Social-distance ID checks are the new normal

Social-distance ID checks are the new normal

< Back to Articles | Topics: HFX New Normal | Contributors: Mina Atia, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Intern, Communications Coordinator | Published: May 25, 2020

Tap room
Tap room tables rearranged to allow enough space for proper social distancing

Known for its traditional ciders made from 100 per cent Nova Scotia apples, Chain Yard Urban Cidery has been operating non-stop during quarantine. It’s continuously shifting operations and services to usher into the new normal. Socially distant ID checks are one of the establishment’s recent endeavours.

Inside the tap room, the team has rearranged tables and created a barrier to allow enough space to properly social distance customers and staff. Chain Yard has also posted signs and floor arrows to direct customers. With these measures, the Cidery has been adequately maintaining social distance between customers just like in essential stores.

While customers are choosing from an extensive list of ciders, Chain Yard has been offering hand sanitizers to customers to ensure everyone’s safety while ordering. The team also sanitizes high-touch surfaces after each customer has left.

“There has been many adjustments made to our business to navigate the pandemic,” says Mike Lim, partner and operations manager at Chain Yard Urban Cidery. “The first and foremost is offering local delivery to most of HRM.”

“After a socially-distanced ID check, we are on our way!”

To ensure safety of their customers and employees, Chain Yard’s drivers wear proper PPE and dispose of their gloves after each use. They text or call customers upon delivery to notify them that their cider has arrived. “Orders of $40 or more have free delivery and there is a $5 fee for smaller orders,” says Lim.

The Urban Cidery has been closely following updates on the proper steps to take for the new normal reopening phase. “We will make sure to follow all protocols and make our tap room a safe environment for our customers and staff,” he says.

Inspired by the city, the three partners behind Chain Yard came together from the tourism and hospitality industry. They wanted to open the first urban cidery in Halifax because of their love for well-made cider.

The partners' “urban vision” was to find a location that was their very own chain yard. The name was inspired by seeing chain-link fences wrapped around many properties when they were looking for the best location to set up shop. Chain Yard’s home has ever since been on North and Agricola –– an intersection right in the heart of the North End.

Place an order with Chain Yard Urban Cidery and experience ID checks of the new normal

Chain Yard Urban Cidery is offering local delivery to most of HRM with social-distance ID checks

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