The Secret Restaurateur

This month, our industry insider ponders the reasons why some venues aren’t complying with Covid regulations

For every restaurant that breaks a Covid-19 guideline, there is a context

My restaurant is trading today because of a successful vaccination programme and a general adherence to Covid regulations. Given that, it is frustrating when some venues don’t adhere to the rules.

But for every restaurant that breaks a guideline, there is a context. In my experience, venues that fail to implement Covid regulations are rarely doing so by design.

Genuine efforts to implement Covid measures in restaurants are being thwarted by a shortage of staff. ...