Following confirmation that all pubs in England can reopen from 4 July, the ‘Long Live The Local’ campaign is encouraging people to visit their local pub to help it get back on its feet after months of closure. Backed by Britain’s Beer Alliance, the campaign aims to remind pub-goers of the great drinks, food, atmosphere …

In an announcement today (23 June), prime minster Boris Johnson confirmed that hospitality venues can reopen from 4 July, however the industry still awaits detailed Government guidance. The opportunity for many hospitality businesses to return from 4 July was greeted with relief and praise. For weeks, the sector has been pressing Government for clarity. The …

Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK has published a ‘Back to work in the new normal’ guide to help the hospitality industry prepare to reopen. The guide, which is available to download here, highlights content on how consumer needs and drinking habits have changed during lockdown, how to prepare and reopen, and how to serve drinks in a …

Britvic

Britvic has launched a comprehensive guide, including video instructions on restarting dispense kit, via its Sensational Drinks platform, helping operators do it without needing a technician. This guide is available now and can be accessed at www.sensationaldrinks.com/reopenright/. Over the coming days and weeks, Britvic will continue to share valuable category and ranging advice as well …

Hello Beer app

Hello Beer, a new mobile training app designed to upskill bartenders on beer and cider service quality, has launched with a free trial for all UK bar staff. With much of the UK on-trade currently furloughed due to coronavirus, Hello Beer allows operators to engage staff with easily digestible mobile training ahead of pubs reopening. …

AA Covid Confident scheme

The AA is rolling out a new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme to support the hospitality industry as the UK prepares to come out of lockdown. The accreditation will indicate to customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines. …

WSET beer qualification

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, is developing a suite of beer qualifications. WSET already offers qualifications in three subject areas – wine, spirits and sake – and plans to add two beer qualifications (Levels 1 and 2) to its portfolio, both online …

ePOS Hybrid contactless ordering

Hospitality tech start-up ePOS Hybrid is offering bar, restaurant and casual dining operators a way of introducing safe, contactless customer interaction to comply with social distancing guidelines. The new product is a contactless self-ordering system, which will allow customers to process their full orders from their phone, without leaving their seats. This removes the need …

Trade bodies UKHospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) are demanding that the Government provides a clear date for when hospitality businesses can reopen and start trading. They say that a definitive date will give the sector the confidence and certainty it needs to get ready for reopening. This includes releasing staff from …

CPL Ready to Serve

CPL Learning has introduced its new Ready to Serve learning programme for team members, providing employees with the knowledge and skills required to ensure a safe and effective return to work. Covering the key compliance procedures and measures, team members will be “Covid-secure” upon completion. The programme also contains several modules covering hospitality skills so …