Hospitality Highlights 18th May 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
The UK Government will be issuing 14-day quarantine orders on those coming from abroad. The measures have been put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 from any potential carriers coming from overseas. Or from nationals returning to the UK. However, the move has been met with criticism from the travel and aviation industries, saying this will make life even more difficult for them during an already troubled period. Read more here.
Honest Burgers prepares the process of gradually opening their sites in anticipation of lockdown measures slowly easing. The UK holds 38 separate sites, some of which switched to a delivery-only model back when lockdown began in March. The company aims to equip all its staff with adequate PPE to protect them and prevent further spread of COVID-19. Social distancing measures will also be introduced to help employees. Read more here.
Restaurants all over the world have reported the novel ways they have adapted in the face of coronavirus. While most restaurants have adopted a takeaway/delivery model in the wake of COVID-19, others have been even more creative. Some have offered a grocery delivery service on top of food orders while others have focused on high demand goods like toilet paper and cleaning materials. Read more here.
The UK Curry industry reaches the milestone of 25,000 meals delivered to the NHS across the country. Indian restaurants, takeaways and other Asian food outlets have kept kitchens open across the UK to cook for front line health workers in the fight against COVID-19. The industry adapted early when switching to takeaway only food and has used that time to support local communities. Read more here.
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