The Prime Minister announced on 23rd June 2020 that the hospitality industry will be allowed to re-open on 4th July 2020 with increased safety measures.

Here is the announcement in full:

Following this news its time to start looking at the ways your venue can be set up ready for re-opening and to work in line with the guidelines the government has issued to ensure continuation of trade and avoidance of the virus spreading in your environment. The most recent advice can be found here or you can download here.

The guidance is there to help you have an understanding of how to work safely to keep both staff and customers safe and to make sure social distancing can be complied with. Its still advised at 2m but if there is risk mitigation this can be reduced to 1m where 2m may not be viable such as inside your pub, bar, hotel or restaurant.

We, as stocktakers, can also help you prepare for re-opening. Many venues due to financial constraints have been unable to close their last stock period, other outlets haven’t considered the benefits of stocktaking (see here) and thought that this may be the ideal time to start. Alternatively, if you’re an existing client we can complete the closure of your last period or just provide a fresh opening count and stock valuation ready for the 4th July, whichever you’re preference get in touch here

We all look forward to a safe and successful opening and trading in our wonderful industry.