Hospitality sector is on its knees, but we cannot let it fail

Elvera Bartels

The point I needed to make was this. Dining places and pubs reopened on July four immediately after 106 days of mandated closure and a Herculean work to become Covid-secure. This involved improved hygiene, social distancing, new principles and advice for staff members to follow, and improved regulation from nearby govt.  

In August, Consume Out to Support Out resulted in extra people visiting our venues on Monday to Wednesday, traditionally the quietest days of the 7 days.  We served millions extra consumers, and but conditions remained minimal.

In September (a time when people commenced returning from international vacations, heading back to work, college or college) conditions commenced climbing. A whole lot of people jumped to the summary that hospitality should be to blame. Since then extra limitations have been imposed. These involve the rule of 6, national curfew, nearby limitations and stricter national limitations in Scotland as of Friday.  


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