COVID-19 Live Q&A: Reopening Hospitality & Leisure

COVID-19 Live Q&A: Reopening Hospitality & Leisure

From 12 April some outdoor hospitality settings, self-catering accommodation and leisure venues will be able to welcome customers back once again.  This will be followed by indoor hospitality settings and the rest of the accommodation sector, with a provisional reopening date of 17 May.

With preparations underway, what guidance do hospitality businesses need to adhere to in order to reopen cafes, restaurants, pubs, recreational activities and accommodation safely and compliantly? And what challenges can you expect to face when it comes to vaccination, furlough and the revival of large organised events?

22 April at 14:00

The hospitality sector has been put under immense strain over the past 12 months. A complete shutdown of the sector has led to most employees being furloughed and has caused many businesses to reassess the way they operate in order to survive. Some businesses have opted to restructure their operations and people, while some are still figuring out the best way forward.

But, with new government grants available, furlough extended, the green light for a phased reopening and postponed events provisionally back on the agenda, hospitality and leisure businesses will soon be able to get back to business. And with many families planning to stay local this year or holiday in the UK, you can expect a busy British summertime which could take you from surviving to thriving.

To guide you through the various transitions on the road back to normality, our Employment Law Head of Team, Angela Carter, and Principal Health & Safety Consultant, Charles Spencer, will be hosting a live Q&A exclusively for hospitality and leisure businesses.

This free 40-minute interactive session will offer practical advice on important topics such as:

  • The employment legalities surrounding vaccination and on-site testing;
  • Managing refusals to return to work;
  • Organising COVID-safe events;
  • Utilising flexible furlough to accommodate safety measures and respond to fluctuations in demand;
  • Preparing to reopen your premises safely;
  • Restructuring your staff; and
  • The importance of reassuring staff and customers about safety.

With so much to consider ahead of reopening your full range of services, it’s vital that you understand the appropriate safety measures you need in place and feel confident addressing concerns from your staff and customers. This interactive session will give you the answers and reassurance you need to minimise disruption and ensure your business can move forward positively in the months ahead.

We welcome you to submit your questions ahead of time so that our experts can answer them live during the session.

This webinar is free to attend – to register and submit your questions, please complete the form.

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