Hospitality sector: Managing the long-term key HR and Health & Safety effects of COVID-19

In February’s announcement, the Prime Minister unveiled his plans to ease out of lockdown through a four-step roadmap with pubs, cafes, and restaurants given the green light to serve food and drinks outside from 12 April. This will be followed by hospitality businesses who can only serve food and drinks indoors to open on 17 May.

The hospitality industry has seen the biggest financial decline since the outbreak of the pandemic. A House of Commons reported that between 22 February and 7 March 2021, 43% of UK hospitality businesses were still trading, 55% had paused trading and 2% had permanently ceased operations1. Looking at these alarming statistics we know that you face a lot of pressure to confidently navigate out of the latest lockdown and into a post-COVID future.

In this guide, our experts explore the long-term effects COVID-19 is likely to have on hospitality businesses and the considerations you need to make to keep your business safe and compliant in the future.

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