Hospitality software provider Fourth has created an in-app health survey that enables operators to track the health of their employees so they can safety staff sites when the industry reopens. The new feature, which is securely accessible via the Fourth app, asks employees a series of questions on their current health so that operators can …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out more details on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will continue to support jobs and business as people return to work, following the announcement of an extension of the scheme on 12 May. From 1 July, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part …

Pernod Ricard has partnered with the United Nation’s EducateAll platform to provide free online sustainable and responsible bartending training. The course – entitled ‘The Bar World of Tomorrow’ – is available worldwide and targets both bartenders and bar owners to educate them on sustainable and responsible practices for a greener and more inclusive future. It …

Research released by Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland, based on a poll of 2,373 pub-goers, reveals what consumers are expecting of their local pubs come reopening. According to the poll, 93% of Brits are keen to return to their local pub or bar, with over a third (35%) intending to visit within a week …

Twilight Trees Living Spaces

Interiors company Twilight Trees has unveiled its new range of Living Spaces screens to offer hospitality venues flexibility post-lockdown. Made of protective safety glass and foliage, the one-meter-wide screens can be used independently or in flush-fitting rows, serving as branded wayfinding and information devices or as spatial and table dividers to create protective zones around …

The demand for renting private parking spaces can be monetised by the hospitality industry, giving venues a much-needed source of income, according to parking space letting agent ParkLet. A result of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, many UK employees are avoiding using public transport and switching to driving to and from their workplace. This …

Trade charity Hospitality Action is calling on the British public to collectively cycle, jog, run or walk 19,491 miles to raise funds to support hospitality workers facing ongoing financial and emotional uncertainty due to Covid-19. Fitness fanatics and fitness newcomers are encouraged to participate in the 20,000 Mile Hospitality Challenge by cycling local lanes, jogging …

The UK public’s wish to get back, dine out or have a trip away with the family could inject as much as £3.8bn into the economy within a week of lockdown measures easing, new research from Caterer.com suggests. The survey of more than 2,000 people revealed that the majority of Brits (63%) are keen to …

The Drinks Trust Wellness Services

The Drinks Trust has launched a roster of new wellness services focusing on improving the mental health of the industry and supporting individuals through these unprecedented times. With the support of industry donors and numerous fundraising efforts within its community, the UK trade charity has recently completed a round of one-off £250 financial grants to …

Swifty app from Heineken UK

Heineken UK has launched Swifty, a new payment and loyalty app to help on-trade operators navigate contact-free reopening and adapt to post-lockdown Government measures. Swifty has been developed in collaboration with The only way Togo specifically for pubs, bars and restaurants. The app, which is described as easy-to-use, allows operators to take orders on all …