Hospitality Highlights 22nd May 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
Hotel chain @Accor has launched a new cleanliness initiative called ‘AllSafe’.
The Accor Group has become the latest hotel brand to create a new scheme for improved health and safety procedures. The plan is part of their strategy to increase customer confidence when they return, allowing them to be comfortable in the knowledge that each Accor hotel is cleaned to the highest of standards. Learn more about this story here.
The Intercontinental Hotel Group (@IHG) has also created its own new cleanliness scheme.
Known as ‘Clean Promise’, the initiative is an extension of the company’s previous scheme, which was called the ‘Way of Clean’ and has existed since 2015. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, IHG believes such practices should be given more focus so that customer confidence is improved. Learn more here.
Those travelling for business purposes ‘could be exempt’ from the Government’s 14-day quarantine.
Scientists, health workers and freight drivers may not need to self-isolate when they return from abroad according to new information from the UK Government.
Ministers are allegedly re-examining the rules, as certain professions may be needed sooner than the 14-day rule would allow. Read more about this story here.
Industry experts @UKHospitality have released helpful guidelines for pubs and restaurants that are preparing to reopen.
These guidelines have also been sent to the UK Government for approval and sign off. They feature suggestions that would allow certain businesses in the hospitality sector to open safely and minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.
It is hoped that these suggestions will be helpful to businesses and the general public, enabling more to open and trade safely. Read more here.
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