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Coronavirus

The Caterer takes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. The epidemic and it's consequences including the steps taken to combat the virus has a serious impact on the hospitality sector. We try to collect all information and do what The Caterer does the best: provide guidance and shine light on ways how we can survive and emerge stronger at the end.

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Compass targets market share as revenues rebound News

Compass targets market share as revenues rebound

21 September 2021 by

Contract catering giant Compass has reported “strong momentum” in new business wins and potential to increase[...]

Mayor of London calls for Covid recovery visa News

Mayor of London calls for Covid recovery visa

15 September 2021 by

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has backed calls for the government to introduce a Covid[...]

Vaccine passports could be introduced at just one week’s notice in government's winter Covid plan News

Vaccine passports could be introduced at just one week’s notice in government's winter Covid plan

14 September 2021 by

Mandatory face masks and vaccine certification in certain settings will be part of the government’s ‘Plan[...]

Steady rise in business for contract caterers as workers cautiously return to the office News

Steady rise in business for contract caterers as workers cautiously return to the office

14 September 2021 by

Contract caterers are reporting a steady increase in business as a growing number of workers return[...]

Vaccine passport plan scrapped in England with PM to reveal winter Covid plan News

Vaccine passport plan scrapped in England with PM to reveal winter Covid plan

13 September 2021

The government has scrapped plans to introduce vaccine passports for nightclub entry in England, with the prime minister soon to announce a plan for managing Covid-19 this winter.

Table service rules eased for hospitality in Northern Ireland News

Table service rules eased for hospitality in Northern Ireland

07 September 2021

The requirement for table service in Northern Ireland hospitality establishments is to be eased from Friday, both indoors and outdoors, to enable customers to go to the bar to place orders or pay.

Staff shortages ‘could last up to two years’ and furlough end won’t ‘magically fill gaps’ News

Staff shortages ‘could last up to two years’ and furlough end won’t ‘magically fill gaps’

06 September 2021 by

Staffing shortages seen across the UK could last for up to two years and will not[...]

Soho restaurants and bars continue battle to extend alfresco scheme News

Soho restaurants and bars continue battle to extend alfresco scheme

26 August 2021 by

Hospitality businesses in London’s Soho are continuing to fight the winding down of the area's popular[...]

In-Depth

It's time to get back out there, says Wendy Bartlett

24 August 2021 by

Some of us may have lost our networking skills, so it’s a good time to start[...]

Customers returning to hospitality more quickly than last summer News

Customers returning to hospitality more quickly than last summer

23 August 2021 by

A UKHospitality survey, supported by data from CGA, has found that that 56% of consumers visited[...]

July sales down 6% on pre-Covid-19 levels at managed restaurants, pubs and bars News

July sales down 6% on pre-Covid-19 levels at managed restaurants, pubs and bars

17 August 2021

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups' sales bounced back close to pre-Covid-19 levels in July, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker has revealed.

Self-isolation rules change in England and Northern Ireland but calls remain for test to release News

Self-isolation rules change in England and Northern Ireland but calls remain for test to release

16 August 2021

Changes to self-isolation rules in England and Northern Ireland that come into force today are hoped to lessen the impact of the ‘pingdemic’ on hospitality businesses.

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