Re opening Guidelines for Hospitality,
There is real excitement and anticipation around our favourite pubs, bars and restaurants re-opening. And whilst this is something to be genuinely excited about. There will be plenty of caveats. It would be wrong to believe that we can all operate the same way again. The risks are not only a potential second spike or R rate increase. But also falling foul of prosecution by not adhering to the new legislation.
Current guidelines for re-opening are complex enough, but be sure that they will be updated as we “Follow the Science”. Some may feel that their business is no longer feasible. But those businesses that are able to embrace this these changes and work through are surely in a good position to pull through. There is still a massive appetite for entertaining and going out. Its what we are all waiting for..
Key points Below
- Thinking about risk – Covid Risk assessment for your business
- Keeping your customers and visitors safe
- Who should go to work?
- Social distancing for workers
- Cleaning the workplace
- PPE & face coverings
- Workforce management
- Inbound and outbound goods
UK Hospitality Says-
Guidance for the safe reopening of pubs, bars and restaurants has been warmly welcomed by trade body UKHospitality, providing businesses with the flexibility to ensure that reopening is safe and effective.
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “It is reassuring that the Government has understood the need for flexibility, demonstrating that they have listened to businesses. The guidance is pragmatic and should a provide venues with enough versatility to suit their own unique circumstances. This is exactly what was needed to avoid restricting venues and making the job of reopening even harder.
“The emphasis is now going to be on businesses and customers to exercise some responsibility and ensuring that the guidance works optimally. Venues are acutely aware of the need to build up trust and consumer confidence, and make customers feel safe in their venues. Looking after our guests is the hospitality sector’s modus operandi, so we have plenty of experience in taking care of customers and I am confident we can rise to this challenge.
“We have been working closely with the Government to ensure that guidance is workable and effective in mitigating risks. This will mean that more businesses stay alive and as many jobs as possible kept secure.
“We are now looking forward to working closely with the Government to discuss how we can begin to open up other parts of the hospitality sector to make the reopening of our economy a success.”