It’s official, the UK is beginning to reopen their hospitality offerings after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that on July 4th, as long as the measures are followed correctly, more businesses will be allowed to resume trading.
From restaurants and pubs, to hotels, campsites and B&Bs, the nation is preparing for a summer of travel, but bear in mind there WILL be changes. The new rules that these establishments will need to adhere to have been revealed:
Boris stated during Tuesday’s update: “From July 4, provided that no more than two households stay together, people will be free to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation, including hotels and bed and breakfasts, as well as campsites as long as shared facilities are kept clean.”
Communal kitchens and indoor play areas will remain closed at caravan parks and campsites for the time being. Sites will also need to consider staggering entries and booked time slots for shower facilities – though where possible, one group of facilities should be assigned to one household group.
Water points, waste points and washing up points will also need to be subjected to rigorous cleaning.
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Hotel operators will have to increase cleaning in their reception areas and should consider installing screens between staff and customers, and lift usage is likely to be minimised. On-site hospitality offerings such as bars, restaurants and swimming pools will only open in line with sector guidelines.
Room Service will be dropped off outside their doors rather than brought inside, and tips should be added to the hotel bill rather than handed to staff directly. Guests will also be encouraged to wear face masks in communal corridors.
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