More information on the re opening of the hospitality industry

As the lockdown continues and it’s end no nearer in sight, I feel that we should be given more information about the opening of the hospitality industry ie. pubs and restaurants. The hospitality industry is a vast employer also to the student population. As a student employed in this industry it is becoming ever more worrying not knowing when pubs will reopen and if or when furlough will come to an end. As it stands at the moment I am furloughed but reading into articles (as I have no other information to go by) furlough is coming to an end soon and bars are not set to open until Christmas. I realise this is not all that important in the grand scheme of things but bar work is my job it’s where I’ve done my training, and some clarity on the plans for not only furlough but also the industry for the future.

Why the contribution is important

My idea is important as it will provide some clarity which the British government do not provide. It will give those employed in the hospitality sector possibly some peace of mind knowing that if it’s not opening back up soon that furlough will continue for them.

by callan1590 on May 06, 2020 at 09:22PM

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  • Posted by GillHain May 06, 2020 at 22:02

    When the evidence and understanding become available yes.
    There are many of us wanting to know about various aspects but the information / test / vaccines etc are just not available yet we want to be certain the work is going on apace.
  • Posted by BUTEMACS May 07, 2020 at 00:39

    Agree with GillHain's comment above on this, not making excuses but the government have so many issues to deal with at the moment it's understandable they have to prioritise & it may take longer to address certain ones.
  • Posted by Eleeko May 07, 2020 at 00:41

    It’s a difficult situation for the hospitality industry. A cocktail bar in Glasgow already started home delivery cocktails. Business adaptation might be difficult for some and easy for others.
    Gourmet takeaway should be encouraged, which could be delivered or pickups only.
    The government can help individuals get own delivery insurance, because installing other delivery services is expensive. Government makes deal with insurance companies.
    Takeaway services
  • Posted by petermuir79 May 08, 2020 at 07:39

    Agree, better Information including time lines (time lines could be linked to certain events happening)

    If pubs are forced to close for longer than other parts of country then a full financial package needs to be discussed now.
    With out it many pubs will choose to close permanently in the coming weeks.
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