A FAMILY-RUN fish and chip shop has taken to measuring the temperature of its staff to help keep people safe amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff from Lakis Fish Bar, Cudworth, re-opened the shop last month after five weeks of closure brought about by the growing threat of the virus.

Since then they have stepped up their safety precautions to help keep themselves and their customers safe.

“We started temperature testing before we closed in March,” said co-owner of the shop, Georgina Ellison. “Since we have re-opened we have started that back up and make sure that we are all healthy and ready to work before we touch any food.

“If one of our temperatures is too high we won’t open the shop, it’s not worth putting our customers at risk.”

Lakis has started taking phone and click and collect orders to help limit the amount of people in the shop.

“Safety is very important to us,” added Georgina. “We have hand sanitiser and we are constantly washing our hands to make sure we keep any germs at bay.”

On the day the shop re-opened the staff also donated £100 to Colonel Tom Moore who helped raise more than £32m for the NHS.