BRIGAD BUSINESS: How to keep trading safely with new regulations

Latest developments for hospitality businesses

The government has announced a curfew of 10pm for restaurants, bars and pubs from Thursday (September, 24th) with compulsory table service. For hospitality operators, this decision is a major blow for the industry and would need to be followed by support measures from the government.

Check out UK Hospitality website for more information and we'll keep you updated for further developments in our next newsletters.

LAST UPDATE : 25th September 2020

Commit to Test and Trace 📲

The government backed by trade body UK Hospitality urged hospitality businesses to use Test and Trace schemes and make sure they keep their staff and customers safe.

How does it work?

  • Create a QR code for your business, on the government website
  • Fill in the information concerning each of your venues
  • Get your QR code and print your poster
  • Display your poster next to the entrance for your customer to scan
  • Let customers know that you are following government's advice on your website or social media

Health and Safety procedures

Restaurants / venues serving food
  • Run a risk assessment
  • Make sure you update your HACCP procedures
  • Comply with social distancing rules between your employees and customers when possible
  • Clean and disinfect of your premises
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) - Masks will be compulsory for your staff (restaurants and bar staff)
  • Staff training on new regulations
Food delivery/takeaway, make sure you follow procedures concerning:
  • Food safety : allergens and hygiene requirements
  • Reusable customer containers

👉 Download the PDF from the Food Standards Agency to find out more.

Financial support for businesses

With the new announcements this week, it's not always easy to keep up with the financial support you might be entitled to. Especially when you have a business to run. This why Brigad makes sure to keep updated with the latest grants, measures and supports from the government.

Check out our article, in collaboration with Coconut, on the latest finance schemes available.

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