UKH comments on Prime Minister’s Step 4 announcement

Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, has tonight responded to Boris Johnson's latest Downing Steert briefing.

Nicholls (pictured) said, “Confirmation that social distancing measures will be lifted next Monday brings huge relief for hospitality venues hoping to finally head back towards normal trading in England.

'A week from now, for the first time in 16 months they will be able to move towards profitability, which is vital for the future of a sector beset by Covid-related debts.

“For profitability to be reached as soon as possible, it’s vital that businesses are able to reach their own solutions, to suit their settings, satisfy their risk assessments and optimise implementation costs while ensuring safety.'

Nicholls finished, 'The voluntary nature of the Government guidance should ensure that this is achievable.”