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Slide This page is designed to be a resource for employers and employees in Hospitality Sector. Our nations biggest public health crisis for generations Government is holding daily press conferences to keep the businesses and general public up to date with the latest information and advice, all of which is available here. NEWS and Updates Updates I own a hospitality business Employer I work for a hospitality business Employee

Slide PM Boris johnson announces conditional Plan to reopen society 11.05.2020 Boris Johnson has announced the first steps in reopening society, asking the public to remain cautious and alert during this first step towards escaping the lockdown.
At earliest we may see students returning to schools June 1st and some sectors of hospitality reopening on July 1st.

Boris has said that we will continue at a slow pace to reopen society and the plan is subject to change based on the R rate and infection numbers in the response to this relax
coronavirus Bounce back loans to be made available 4th may 27.04.2020 Rishi Sunak has announced loans of £2000 - £50,000 will be made available from May 4th which are interest free for the first 12 months to try and provide extra support during the coronavirus lockdown.

These 100% state backed loans will be made available as long as you meet the eligibility criteria outlined by the government. More info can be found following the link above or on our employers page.
Major UK takeaway chains start to reopen 16.04.2020 Three major takeaway chains in the UK have announced limited reopening programmes after closing during the coronavirus lockdown.

Burger King, KFC and Pret A Manger have or will open certain restaurants around the country for delivery only.

Government guidelines state that while restaurants and pubs have to close, they can prepare food for collection or delivery.

The chains had decided to temporarily close as the lockdown took effect.
Coronavirus: Don't expect changes to UK lockdown this week - Dominic Raab 13.04.2020 The government does not expect to make changes to coronavirus lockdown restrictions this week, Dominic Raab has said.

The foreign secretary said the UK's plan "is working" but that "we are still not past the peak of this virus".

"Keep this up, we have come too far, lost too many loved ones and sacrificed too much to ease up," he said.

It came as the government said it might change its advice to the public on wearing face masks outdoors.
Clap for our carers 09.04.2020 Tonight our country will be showing support again this week by clapping for our NHS staff who are working tirelessly, fighting on the frontlines against the Coronavirus, for the last two weeks we've seen hundreds of people across the country come together whilst respecting social distancing laws, applauding the efforts of our NHS staff. Lockdown Extension talks have begun 09.04.2020 After two and a half weeks of lockdown, we've heard today that the Cobra committee is discussing whether there should be an extension on the current lockdown period beyond the initial three weeks.
The latest figures show that 938 people have died in the UK due to Coronavirus which is the highest daily death toll yet bringing the total death count in the UK to 7,097.

Italy has called for international unity to help the countries which have been worst hit by Coronavirus or risk falling apart.

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