The Government has finally announced additional measures to support businesses being placed into Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions. Among the areas are London, Birmingham, Leeds, and other parts of the North and Midlands. Greater Manchester, meanwhile, has joined Merseyside in Tier 3, which comes with cash grants of up to £3,000, and an improved (but still […]

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London restaurant owners have berated the government’s new tier 2 lockdown placed on the capital, which brings new restrictions but offers no financial support. Unlike the more severe tier 3 – which itself is not without difficulties, and still places extraordinary strain on businesses – all hospitality ventures are allowed to continue to trade, but […]

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Diners won’t have to wear face masks in restaurants and pubs, the environment secretary George Eustice has confirmed. The coverings will be compulsory in supermarkets from July 24 but won’t be required in hospitality settings. Eustice told Sky News: “We’re not, for instance, mandating the wearing of masks in pubs and restaurants, because obviously people […]

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Westminster Council has asked hospitality venues in Soho to implement a ‘no seat, no service’ policy after the reopening of restaurants, pubs and bars saw hordes of revellers on streets and on pavements, many apparently failing to observe appropriate social distancing guidelines. The council said to strategy would help avoid overcrowding in streets and said […]

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UKHospitality has welcomed the publication of government guidance for hospitality businesses to reopen and begin serving customers safely. Boris Johnson announced this week that restaurants can relaunch from July 4. Sector-specific guidelines have also been published, providing further details on the measures business owners should take to ensure trading is as low risk as possible. […]

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