Crafty and quick thinking bar owners in Southport are planning to open their doors to customers for the first time in months at one minute past midnight ‘this evening.’

Once the clock strikes midnight and the date changes to July 4th, bars are officially allowed to reopen depending on their licensing hours.

For at least one clever bar owner, that will mean they are allowed to welcome customers back into their building from 00:01am.

Le Moose Bar and Carouse on the corner of West Street and Waverley Street will open their doors at midnight after following strict government guidelines meaning they are safe to do so.

A post on the bar’s Facebook page states: “Tonight we open are doors for the first time in 3 months, there is a few changes and things to expect such as

1) there will be a que formed at LE MOOSE front door this will be the only access to level 1 and nocturnal too

2) the queue will be marked for social distancing.

3) everyone will be asked to sterilise there hands offered a mask and gloves, and EVERYONE will have there temperature taken.

4)you then need to fill in a track and trace form. (This is a legal requirement)

5) inside there is a one way system, and the furniture has been put into place to keep to social distancing guidelines.

6) there is music but unfortunately it won’t be as banging as your used to, (due to guideliness)

7) only one person to use the toilets at any time

8.) this is a different world at the minute if we stock together and keep working together we will be dancing on the tables for Christmas!!

9) most important if you feel ill, in anyway please stay at home. Let’s avoid another spike