Useful pack for businesses in the hospitality sector

A business pack has been produced by local authorities across the North East to help hospitality business owners and managers to operate safely and protect staff and customers following easing of lockdown restrictions.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:40 pm
The LA7 councils worked together to develop the business pack.

The LA7 councils – Northumberland North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham – worked together to develop the pack, which has been designed to make it easier for business owners/managers in the hospitality sector to find the right guidance.

It contains useful information on the roadmap out of lockdown, a reminder of key messages such as social distancing for employees, the importance of cleaning, details on how to help employees follow self-isolation guidance and a useful checklist for businesses to help them stay Covid safe.

Philip Soderquest, head of public protection at Northumberland County Council and chair of the Local Resilience Forum Compliance Cell, said: “We were keen to provide as much support and advice as possible to the hospitality sector so businesses can welcome back customers in a Covid-safe way.

“Colleagues across the region have worked together with businesses to develop the pack, which offers clear information and directs people to the latest Government advice.

“It is really important that as restrictions ease, we all remember to follow guidance on hand hygiene, social distancing, and the use of face coverings as this will continue to be essential in preventing the spread of the virus.”