Hospitality Highlights 20th April 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
Food delivery has been forever “shaken up” according to some expert analysis. On a recent podcast for Restaurant Business Magazine, those who took part discussed that restaurant and takeaways response to coronavirus has changed the way delivery services work and that this may have far reaching effects even after the virus has been contained. For more information on this story click here.
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended his Job Retention Scheme (JRS) until the end of June. The Government had originally planned to extend the scheme by three weeks, but have since decided to extend it further in an effort to support those most financially effected by coronavirus. This of course includes the hospitality industry who have been hit particularly hard by the virus. Read more about this story here.
The lockdown in the UK is set to continue for another 3 weeks at the very least. This was confirmed by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. This means restaurants, bars and pubs will need to remain closed, or working in a limited capacity. It’s currently too early to tell when the restrictions will be lifted, as after the next three weeks the lockdown status is set to be reviewed again and may continue after this. For more information on this story click here.
Burger King have joined the list of restaurants who have reopened select sites for delivery only. Earlier in the week we reported that KFC and other sites were planning to reopen a select few restaurants for a trial period, offering food delivery only. Burger King have now also joined this list and will be reopening 4 sites in the south of England. Read which ones here.
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