A SALISBURY pub has welcomed technology that has the power to kill bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19.

The Bell and Crown team wanted to take steps to protect customers this winter, and is doing so by installing an eight-stage air cleaning system.

Created by InAir, Salisbury Business Improvement District has told the Journal the system is "so advanced that it kills all bacteria and viruses including Covid-19".

The purification process includes true H11 HEPA filters, capturing 99.97 per cent of airborne allergens, microbes and emissions, along with photocatalyst filters using UV light to destroy micro-organisms.

Landlord Robert Daley said this system was needed in the run up to the colder months and to future-proof the business post-pandemic, as well as being a facility that will help customers feel safe.

Robert Daley, The Bell and Crown landlord, during the Covid-19 pandemic

Robert Daley, The Bell and Crown landlord, during the Covid-19 pandemic


Describing it as "a great bit of kit", Robert said: “We understand people have concerns about coming back inside but we still wanted that warm feeling of sitting in front of our fires on a cold winter's day, so we decided to invest in a purification system that was capable of handling a large area like ours.

"It's fully automatic and changes colour and rate of flow depending on what it detects. We haven’t seen a dog walk past it yet without it going full steam.

"We hope our customers will be reassured that we are doing everything we can to keep them safe at this time.”

Dan Collins, Salisbury BID business manager said it is "reassuring" that businesses like The Bell and Crown on Catherine Street are looking for ways to live with Covid-19, commending them all for their "resilience" in hard times.

"Although life does seem to be getting back to some kind of normality, we may be living with Covid-19 for a while yet," he said.

“The Bell and Crown may be one of the oldest pubs in Salisbury but it has embraced new technology to ensure customers feel safe this autumn and winter.

"This is a new world we are living in and it is reassuring that companies are looking for ways that will allow us to continue enjoying life even with coronavirus still around.

"Salisbury businesses should be proud of what they have accomplished over the last 18 months.”

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