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Essentially Catering Magazine - April 2020

        Surviving Professional Lockdown

        While we are by no means omniscient regarding the help and advice

        that have become available recently, we hope you find the following useful


        United We Stand is a new campaign created by William Reed hospitality titles BigHospitality, Restaurant magazine
        and The Morning Advertiser and is supported by Arla Pro, McCain and Unilever Food Solutions.
          The campaign is providing daily news and expert advice on a wide range of topics to help operators tackle the Coronavirus
        crisis. Support is being provided by experts across a wide range of disciplines, including Gannons Solicitors, UK Hospitality,
        the British Beer & Pub Association, Poppleston Allen, RMS, Altus and the Licensed Trade Charity, to name just a few.
          Operators can send in any questions they may have, either through social media using the #UnitedWeStand hashtag, or
        by emailing Suppliers wishing to help can email

          The Morning Advertiser,                          Hospitality Action launches
                                                           emergency grant
          a mine of information

                                                           Hospitality Action has launched a one-off emergency
          Whether you run a pub or any other establishment,   COVID-19 grant scheme of £250 per household to support
          we recommend signing up for The Morning          eligible hospitality workers experiencing financial issues
          Advertiser’s free newsletter. It will keep you   due to coronavirus.
          informed and, no doubt, answer many of your        Applications to receive the grant can be submitted here.
          questions in the coming weeks and months.        Due to demand, applications have temporarily been suspended,
                                                           but it may well be worth checking to see if they reopen.

          Security issues                                                        Live wellness

          Sadly, closed pubs and restaurants are being targeted by callous thieves   and training
          up and down the country.                                               stream
            “As premises are closed and empty, they are easy pickings for those
          looking to profit from this time of hardship,” says Jonathan Ratcliffe,   Industry suppliers Think Hospitality
 “Our advice is clear – reinforce all security measures before you   and Flow Hospitality, have come
          are targeted.”                                                         together to create HospoLive, a
          Ratcliffe suggests the following:                                      free live content stream keeping
          ●  Reinforce hard deterrents such as boarding up back doors, cellar entrances   hospitality workers connected,
                                                                                 upskilled and inspired during
            and weak points                                                      coronavirus isolation.
          ●  All alcohol should be taken out of view, perhaps into the cellar or off site
          ●  Remove all charity                                                  The sessions, which are hosted on
            cash boxes                                                           Facebook Live throughout Monday
                                                                                 to Friday, have been specifically
          ● Leave tills empty and open                                           curated to add value to a number of
          ●  Check alarms and CCTV                                               different job roles within hospitality,
            are working                                                          ranging from front of house staff to
          ●  Draw curtains and secure                                            head office.
            inner doors                                                          The content covers a broad range
          ●  Add signage to windows to                                           of topics, including: yoga, fitness,
            say you have removed all                                             wellness, hospitality training
            alcohol, food and cash from                                          sessions interviews with inspirational
            the premises.                                                        hospitality figures, and live
                                                                                 cooking segments.

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