Boris Johnson. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

UKHospitality reacts to conditional plan to ease lockdown

The hospitality industry has reacted to the prime minister’s announcement last night that outlined a ‘conditional’ plan to ease lockdown with stores possibly reopening sometime in July. Last night (10 May), Boris Johnson gave a prospective outline for a series of phased reopenings if certain conditions of a new “Covid alert system” are met. The new system will be put in place in England to track the virus and will use a scale of one to five with the alert level determined primarily by the ‘R number’ and the number…

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Market research warning: hotels must prepare ‘post-lockdown’ hygiene standards

Hotels start preparing post-lockdown hygiene standards, warns GlobalData Multinational hotel groups must ensure franchisees maintain ‘regular and concise’ standards The hotel sector must prepare for “considerable changes” in hygiene and sanitation demands post-lockdown, GlobalData has warned. The data and analytics company said that all hotels must now determine a “plan of action” for deep-cleaning hotel guest rooms, meeting spaces, front desks, restaurants, fitness centers and other public areas. Good hygiene policies must be implemented across the board, such as installing hand sanitizer stations in convenient locations and ensuring the frequent…

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‘Feed the NHS’ campaign to support UK health workers reaches £1m target

Actors Damain Lewis, Helen McCrory and Matt Lucas initially teamed up with healthy fast food chain, Leon, to deliver 6,000 meals a day to London hospitals. The ‘Feed the NHS’ crowdfunding campaign has reached its £1m amid the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign, which was launched by actors Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory and Matt Lucas last month, was created to help feed NHS workers one “hot healthy meal” each day during the Covid-19 crisis. At the time of writing, the total currently sits at £1,058,560.35. Contribute to Feed NHS campaign on…

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