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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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No-shows once again dampen joy of reopening for some businesses

13 April 2021 by

No-shows have once again dampened the partial reopening of hospitality with some operators reporting diners failing to honour their bookings.

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Champagne in the snow as outdoor hospitality reopens in England

Hospitality businesses in England were able to reopen outdoor spaces today for the first time in months and outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow in some areas didn’t dampen operators or their guests’ resolve to enjoy their new freedoms.

Welsh restaurateur launches legal bid to reopen indoor hospitality News

Welsh restaurateur launches legal bid to reopen indoor hospitality

08 April 2021 by

A restaurateur has launched a legal challenge against the Welsh government over its failure to set[...]

Wake-up call: Preparing for an alfresco reopening Advice

Wake-up call: Preparing for an alfresco reopening

08 April 2021 by

Outdoor hospitality can reopen from next week, but certain restrictions and licensing requirements remain in place.[...]

Hospitality venues can take payment inside from 12 April News

Hospitality venues can take payment inside from 12 April

07 April 2021 by

Hospitality venues reopening for outdoor service on 12 April will be allowed to take payment inside[...]

Judge rules against government ‘stalling’ Sacha Lord's High Court case News

Judge rules against government ‘stalling’ Sacha Lord's High Court case

06 April 2021 by

A judge has ruled that Sacha Lord's legal battle to reopen indoor hospitality will be expedited[...]

Prime minister confirms 12 April outdoor hospitality reopening News

Prime minister confirms 12 April outdoor hospitality reopening

05 April 2021

Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed this afternoon that outdoor hospitality will be able to reopen in England next Monday (12 April).

Test and trace: hospitality warns 'unfair' restrictions put venues at risk News

Test and trace: hospitality warns 'unfair' restrictions put venues at risk

01 April 2021

New test and trace rules requiring all customers to check-in to pubs, restaurants and cafes upon reopening have sparked criticism from business owners and trade bodies.

Radisson Hotel Group announces Covid testing programme for guests, meetings and events News

Radisson Hotel Group announces Covid testing programme for guests, meetings and events

01 April 2021 by

Radisson has become the first hotel group to roll out a rapid testing service for meeting[...]

MPs pressure councils over quick payout of hospitality restart grants News

MPs pressure councils over quick payout of hospitality restart grants

01 April 2021 by

MPs have put further pressure on councils in England to ensure restart grants are paid out[...]

Majority of Brits support vaccine passports, survey says News

Majority of Brits support vaccine passports, survey says

01 April 2021 by

A new Ipsos MORI UK KnowledgePanel poll of 8,352 people over 16 in the UK found[...]

Welsh hospitality given reopening roadmap including date for outdoor reopening News

Welsh hospitality given reopening roadmap including date for outdoor reopening

01 April 2021 by

Outdoor hospitality in Wales is hoped to reopen on 26 April, first minister Mark Drakeford has[...]

Site visits for business meetings and events now allowed News

Site visits for business meetings and events now allowed

30 March 2021

Hospitality businesses are now permitted to allow site visits for business meetings and events, it has been confirmed.

Prime minister says reopening plans on track News

Prime minister says reopening plans on track

30 March 2021

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that indicative dates for the reopening of society and the lifting of coronavirus restrictions are on track.

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