Covid cases are being reported widely as rising dramatically again.
The emphasis seems to be on younger age groups (up to 39) with this age group being looked at as largely ignoring social distancing measures. Given the headline pictures of (city centre) pubs with large, closely packed queues and crowds, we can expect police and councils to be concentrating even more on our trade. It may be prudent to revisit your safety processes, training, risk-assessments and communications now, in order to keep customers, staff and yourselves as safe as possible as well as reducing the risk of interruptions to trade.
Latest Gov.uk videos: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19
Kickstart Scheme – details from the MA (if you apply, please let me know how you get on, particularly with the partnering process): https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2020/09/02/How-to-apply-for-Government-Kickstart-jobs-scheme
– Employer Contact list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/kickstart-scheme-employer-contacts/kickstart-scheme-employer-contacts
Music and Karaoke guidance: https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2020/09/02/Can-pubs-do-karaoke
EOTHO Claim figures – shows claims in your area: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eat-out-to-help-out-scheme-claims-by-parliamentary-constituency
Coors Cobra Promotion – discounting has worked well with EOTHO but that was with full retail value payback from Rishi Sunak; any other schemes will have to be fully costed before being committed to your business: https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2020/09/03/Cobra-Beer-discount-scheme-2020
Competition Activity/Promotions – Pret introduce monthly subscription: https://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Article/2020/09/04/Pret-launches-coffee-subscription-to-win-back-customers-post-lockdown
Energy Suppliers – British Gas: https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2020/09/03/Energy-suppliers-and-pubs-after-lockdown