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Is this the future of going to the bar?
A bar owner in England is considering investing in a special pod that would be installed in the front entrance. The new device would reportedly sterilize customers as they enter by spraying them with a special mist.
The device reportedly sprays disinfecting agents lactic acid, tartaric, peppermint oil and lavender oil.
The device, known as a Sterigate, sprays disinfecting agents lactic acid, tartaric, peppermint oil and lavender oil, Southwest News Service (SWNS) reports. It reportedly sells for over $10,000.
Justin Hudson of Bar103 spoke with the news service about potentially installing the device, making his establishment the first place to have one.
“It might be a bit over the top but we’ve been talking to Sterigate and going through it all. It’s an option,” he said. According to him, how his customers react to the concept will play a part in whether he moves forward with the idea.
David Atkins, managing director of Sterigate, discussed how the machine works with SWNS.
“We haven’t walked through it yet with full make-up on but it is a very light mist,” he said. “Two seconds worth of contact with this would kill the viruses, including coronavirus, that’s on your person.”
Fox News previously reported about a similar device being installed at a restaurant in Tokyo.
In late May, Kichiri Shinjuku, a restaurant located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, installed a machine near its entrance that sprays a fine mist of chlorine-based disinfectant for 30 seconds. Before entering the machine, guests will reportedly be instructed to wash their hands and have their temperature checked.