Two-thirds of diners plan to return to restaurants once restrictions are lifted
Almost two-thirds of diners plan to return to restaurants once restrictions are lifted, though four in five would be reassured by widely spaced tables and visible hygiene practices."
Marston’s negotiates £70m banking facility
Marston’s has negotiated a £70m banking facility for 180 days in order to provide it with the financial flexibility to get through the short-term effects of the coronavirus crisis.
Michels & Taylor shares its hotel reopening plan with the industry
Hotel management firm Michels & Taylor is sharing its hotel reopening plan with the industry in a bid to help other management teams prepare for a relaxation of restrictions imposed as a result of coronavirus.
Signature Living’s Shankly hotel in Liverpool falls into administration
Signature Shankly, the property subsidiary of Signature Living’s Shankly hotel in Liverpool, has gone into administration, though the hotel will remain open for business and will accept guests once current trading restrictions are lifted. "
Like-for-like restaurant and pub sales fell 58% in March
Like-for-like sales in pubs, restaurants and bars fell 58% last month as trading slowed dramatically even before the official lockdown on 20 March.
Coronavirus: at least three more weeks of lockdown announced
The UK is to remain in lockdown for at least a further three weeks after foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced an extension to the existing limits on daily life.