The Secret Restaurateur: Lighter-touch regulation won’t help industry during Covid

Each month, our anonymous restaurant owner lifts the lid on life in the hospitality business. Today they ask some tough questions about personal responsibility

4th October, 2020
The Secret Restaurateur: Lighter-touch regulation won’t help industry during Covid
We need the government to direct resources to an inspection system that puts health and safety at its core

In many areas of life – and business – it’s often far easier to point a finger than to take responsibility. This is undoubtedly true in our trade right now, not that we can be entirely blamed for it.

The fact is that the lack of any aggressive enforcement of the public health rules we are all supposed to be following has been evident in their lax implementation in some venues. We are...

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