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New App Feature - "check-in" for consumers dining out

Press Release: July 01, 2020


Under embargo

2nd July 2020


Dinepilot COVID Secure

Pubs, bars, and restaurants are busy preparing to reopen on July 4th but customers will need to make sure they book a table before arriving and order food and drinks to their table.

The UK government announced on June 23 that pub-goers in England will finally be able to enjoy a drink in their local pub, although only a maximum of two households can meet up at once.

Venues are encouraged to avoid ordering at the bar, lots of pubs are instead encouraging people to use apps, with some of the largest chains already taking bookings in anticipation of a rush of visitors.

Dinepilot is one of the apps you might want to download, however it is worth remembering that rules on pubs reopening outside of England are different.

Customers will also be limited to table service where possible, and in line with the new government guidelines, venues are strongly advised to collect temporary data of individuals for 21 days, which would then be deleted.

Dinepilot has incorporated a customer “check-in” feature where consumers can enter their name and email address when visiting a site.

The “check-in” simplifies the process for pubs and restaurants, making it easier to collect data. This solution will help with the NHS Test and Trace system ensuring any outbreaks of COVID-19 will be contained and individuals will be notified.

The award winning Dinepilot app launched in 2019 with the task of improving the often-scary dining out experience of allergy sufferers and those with specific dietary requirements.

Free to download, Dinepilot allows the filtering of dishes in many food-service chains by allergens and/or vegan/vegetarian suitability. Eating out using Dinepilot ensures customers are receiving safe food and food information they can trust.

Since COVID-19, we have quickly adapted our mission. We have added several functions to make eating out safer. Dinepilot now allows you to Pay at table, Click & Collect and have food delivered to your door. Ensuring a contactless guest experience, allowing consumers to enjoy their favourite foods safely.

“Responsible Socialising is the key to getting pubs and restaurants trading safely,” says Ellis Northover, co-founder at Dinepilot: “keeping a temporary record of your customers and visitors for 21 days, in a way that is manageable for business, can be done easily and quickly using Dinepilot, we will capture and store the data and automatically delete it after 21 days as per government guidelines”

To find out more about Dinepilot contact: Ellis Northover, Co-Founder, email: ellis@ntassure.com .

About Dinepilot Ltd

Dinepilot Ltd is supported by NT Assure which is a food safety and compliance consultancy that develops innovative due diligence software and provides professional technical services to the food industry.

At Dinepilot, we believe that you have the right to know exactly what’s in your food so that you can make choices that match your dietary preferences whether they be for your ethical beliefs, social values, or specific health requirements.

The primary aim of the app is to improve the safety of consumers when eating out of home.

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Hannah Wild

Email: hannah@ntassure.com

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