By M&C Report team2010-04-14T14:20:00+01:00
The government’s proposed next stage of reactive, local lockdowns will not force full business closures, UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls has said.
Customers, visitors and staff who are identified as having been in the same premises at the same time as someone with coronavirus will only be told to self-isolate in the case of prolonged and close contact, MCA’s The Conversation has heard.
After three months of forced closure, to say that a confirmed industry reopening date is a relief would be a severe understatement. But for Boxpark founder Roger Wade, without a resolution on rent, for many operators this relief could be painfully short-lived.
As 4 July got closer and closer, there was a sense of mounting nervousness over how the licensed trade was expected to successfully bounce back, if it did not yet know the rules it was supposed to play by.
Ministers are expected to introduce a new bill in parliament today to temporarily change licensing laws on al fresco dining.
Following the publication of the government’s voluntary rent code of practice last week – considered as little more than a token gesture by many – UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls has reassured operators that the code is just the starting point for further rent support.
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