Hospitality to close for 4 weeks or more

Hospitality to close for 4 weeks or more

Again the country is to go into lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge all around the country. This is a big blow to the hospitality sector again. The Furlough Scheme has been extended until the end of November which is good news. The industry is calling out for more relaxed rules about takeaways as currently, alcohol is not going to be permitted in takeaways.

From Thursday, November 5, to December 2, England re-enters national lockdown, which bans all but essential travel, meaning domestic (and international) holidays are no longer allowed. 

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation are allowed to operate only for “those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions”. 

What does this mean for the country’s hoteliers? They will have to cancel (or move) all leisure bookings for the dates of lockdown.