MA’s review of the week

Consumers will have a difficult time deciphering the purpose of face masks

By Ed Bedington

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: MA500, Health and safety, Cocktails, Property, Legislation

The Morning Advertiser's (MA) editor Ed Bedington catches up with The Alchemist’s Simon Potts to discuss what’s grabbed his attention from the week’s headlines.

Further reading:

  • Face coverings 'right thing to do'​ - Publicans have shared their experiences with face masks at their sites, reporting positive reactions from customers and staff.
  • Government ‘not mandating face masks in pubs’​ - Face masks will not be made compulsory in pubs, environment secretary George Eustice has confirmed​.
  • Registration for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme now live​ - Operators can now register their pubs on the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme with the website available from Monday 13 July​.
  • Majority of customers feel safe returning to pubs​ - Almost all (99%) customers said they felt safe visiting a pub while 98% felt comfortable about returning to one in the future, a new survey has found​.
  • What is the Government's guidance for post-lockdown pubs?​ - Risk assessments, customer and employee safety, and how to manage toilets are three of the points made in the Government’s guidelines on how pubs can reopen on 4 July​.
  • What do post-lockdown pubs need to know about cleaning and PPE?​ - What does the Government's guidance for the post-lockdown hospitality sector tell pub and bar operators about personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning routines?
  • Kerridge slams ‘disgraceful’ no shows​ - Celebrity chef and pub operator Tom Kerridge has hit out at customers who failed to show at his London venue​.
  • Pub boss slams 'damaging and heartless' no shows​ - The head of a city-based pub group was left feeling “incredulous” following a number of no-show bookings on the first weekend of trading after the Covid-19 shutdown.

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