Thursday September 24, 2020

Editorial View: Pubs and restaurants must be supported to the fullest

Smartphones and social media word of mouth will ensure that establishments which flout the new rules will suffer

21st June, 2020
One metre versus two metres, one and a half hours versus two hours – the minutiae of just how bars, restaurants and hotels will have to operate has been pored over by business owners and potential customers alike

Around the country, hoteliers, restaurateurs and publicans are getting ready to reopen their doors for the first time since March. With their businesses decimated by Covid-19, they are hoping that a good July and August can save their summer – and potentially save their jobs and those of their staff.

With the stakes so high, it is little wonder that the issue of the guidelines put in place for the reopening of hospitality businesses have...

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