UKHospitality to launch protocols supporting reopening. A series of protocols aimed at supporting the safe reopening of hospitality venues.

With news this week that some hospitality businesses may be able to reopen in July thoughts are turning as to how businesses can prepare. 

UKHospitality is looking to address this by publishing a series of protocols aimed at supporting the safe reopening of hospitality venues.

The trade body has been working with members and others to draw up protocols tailored to individual sub-sectors, covering; accommodation, coffee shops, food service management, holiday parks, late night economy, pubs, quick-service restaurants, and visitor attractions.

The protocols will be shared with sector stakeholders – including employees’ organisations and to other trade associations, for further development. The suite of documents will provide guidance for businesses to devise their own bespoke plans tailored to individual sites, emphasising safe reopening. They are not intended as a substitute for individual plans which should still be produced by businesses but it is hoped that they will inform the Government’s own plans for hospitality re-openings.

Here at Visit Lincoln & Visit Lincolnshire we will be monitoring and sharing best practice over the next months to support our partners. The size and diversity of our tourism sector means that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to reopening. Each individual business will face many different practical challenges. It is clear that the protocols will not provide bespoke plans for individual businesses to operate under social distancing guidelines; these will have to be developed by businesses themselves. However the protocols help businesses draw up those plans and ensure that safety is at the forefront of operations when the time comes to reopen. We will work with our partners to provide on-going support and guidance over this period. 

Please do share your concerns and challenges with us. By working together we can ensure that Lincolnshire is safe and ready to re-launch when the time is right!

For more information please visit the UKHospitality website here