Monday July 6, 2020
As Prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed that most hospitality businesses in England could reopen from 4 July and reduced the two-metre rule to ‘one-metre-plus’, the Bunzl Catering Supplies team worked closer than ever with its customers and suppliers to deliver the vital advice and products required to get catering and hospitality businesses back open as safely and responsibly as possible.
In line with these efforts Bunzl Catering Supplies published two must-read resources: Getting Hospitality and Catering Back to Work: A Guide to Sustainable Working Practices during Covid-19 and Covid-19 Essentials Product Brochure.
Speaking in the Commons, Johnson said the lockdown easing could continue “given the significant fall in the prevalence of the virus”. Recognising that the current two-metre social distancing guidelines prevent all but a fraction of hospitality businesses from reopening, he said that where it is possible to keep two metres apart people should, but where it is not, ‘one-metre-plus’ should be observed, as well as mitigations to reduce likelihood of transmission, such as face coverings, screens between tables, improving ventilation and hand sanitiser.
The catering and hospitality sector faces some of the biggest challenges in maintaining social distancing, hygiene and building customer confidence as the industry comes back into operation. This puts extra pressure on catering and hospitality customers to reassure consumers and their employees and get it right as they reopen. While most of the country saw a relatively uneventful evening on 4 July (widely dubbed “Super Saturday”), images from Soho in central London showed people packed into streets outside bars, with some apparently failing to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The Bunzl Catering Supplies Covid-19 Essentials Product Brochure has been designed to highlight the vital equipment catering and hospitality customers need to create a safe and hygienic workplace and help their people and customers maintain social distancing. Products in the 12-page brochure include sanitizers and hand soaps, face masks and visors, social distancing signage and cleaning products.
A huge amount of disparate resources and information has been produced for catering and hospitality operators during the Covid-19 pandemic, from a wide range of public and trade bodies. To help operators receive a clear and concise summary of the most vital information, Bunzl Catering Supplies has issued a guide to getting businesses ‘back to work’ called: Getting Hospitality and Catering Back to Work: A Guide to Sustainable Working Practices during Covid-19. The document summarises a number of key documents, including the UK Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy and The Food Standards Agency’s guide to handling food and food packaging during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also contains important information on PPE and cleaning and hygiene practices, as well as specific advice for hotels, kitchens, offices and canteens.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, leading distributor Bunzl Catering Supplies, with its unique position in the supply chain, has offered its customers in the catering and hospitality industry continuing expertise and the best opportunity to find the products they require to sustain their businesses and navigate their way through this extraordinarily challenging time.
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