How Hospitality Can Find Support In The UK Right Now

How Hospitality Can Find Support In The UK Right Now

According to UKHospitality, after the Omicron variant started to spread, the sector experienced a 15 percent cancellation. The situation is constantly changing, so we thought we’d provide you with a few online resources. Whether you work in Hospitality, Events, Film, and TV production, we have selected useful platforms and information so you can know what to do and get the support you need, when you need it.

You work in Hospitality

Plan B (since Wednesday 15 December)

Even after 130 hospitality businesses wrote to the Prime Minister stating their concerns over the negative impact of Plan B, the Government imposed new guidance aiming to stem the rapid rise of the Omicron variant.  

Here are the rules we advise you to follow, including the adoption of the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App: 

1. Wear face masks in most public indoor venues, other than hospitality venues.

2. Show an NHS Covid Pass using a negative lateral flow test or full vaccination in nightclubs and settings where large crowds gather – including unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees, and any event with 10,000 or more attendees 

Follow the guidance updated regularly on the government website.

The Hospitality Strategy

Since July, the Hospitality Strategy has been helping businesses severely impacted by COVID, focusing on the ‘three Rs’, reopening, recovery and resilience.” – UKHospitality regularly updates this platform dedicated to supporting hospitality businesses.

You work in Events

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme (until September 2022)

With this scheme, worth over £750 million, event organisers will be able to purchase cover for event cancellations triggered by Covid restrictions, other than their standard commercial events insurance. The scheme covers the cancellation, postponement, relocation or abandonment of events due but does not cover self-isolation of staff or performers or cover loss of revenue prompted by lower demand for tickets or venue capacity. You can learn more on the government website

“To be eligible, you must have or purchase a standard events cancellation policy (or a policy that includes event cancellation coverage) provided at least in part by a participating insurer within the scheme. The cover backed by the scheme will not be offered on a standalone basis.” 

You work in Film and TV Production

Film and TV Production Restart Scheme (until April 2022)

In October, the £500 million Film and TV Production Restart Scheme, which helped restart 800 movie productions got a six-month extension with applications open until 30 April 2022. It’ll provide cover for productions up to 30 June 2022. This extension will help protect around 34,500 jobs and £1.2 billion of production spend. You can learn more on the government website

“The Government and industry will be working closely together to ensure an appropriate exit from the scheme over the course of the extension.” 

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