Day: May 21, 2020

UKHospitality sets out draft guidance for businesses post-lockdown

Patrons will be discouraged from standing at the bar post-lockdown

UKHospitality has set out draft recommendations for how hospitality businesses should operate post-lockdown.

For example, sauces should be removed from eateries and replaced with individually wrapped condiments. Meanwhile, in pubs, people will be discouraged from standing at the bar.

Hotel buffets will also be off the table, at least in the short term, according to a 75-page document from the industry body.

UKHospitality stresses that you must do a thorough risk assessment before reopening to show that you are taking adequate steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Specific guidelines

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Coronavirus small business diary – Alessandro Savelli, Pasta Evangelists

Alessandro Savelli founded Pasta Evangelists, a home delivery service for fresh Italian pasta dishes in 2017, because he felt that pasta in Britain was still relegated to hard, mass-produced spaghetti on supermarket shelves and jars of pesto.

Based in Hoxton, East London, Pasta Evangelists employs around 25 full-time staff in its office and another 60 or so in production, preparing and packaging the pasta boxes. The start-up has an outlet in the world-famous Harrods food hall and a concession in M&S in Southampton.

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold, Pasta Evangelists has seen demand for its home-cook pasta boxes more

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