Tag: reopening

Coronavirus: Give pubs and cafes re-opening date, say unions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Every other UK nation has an indoor restart date for pubs and restaurants The body representing trade unions is urging Welsh ministers to announce a date for the re-opening of the indoor hospitality sector. The Wales TUC said many workers were “anxious” about employment prospects as the UK-wide furlough scheme winds down. Some pubs,… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Reopening guide for tourism and hospitality sector

Image caption Northern Ireland’s pubs and restaurants have been shut for months due to Covid-19 Northern Ireland Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Tourism NI have published new guidance on how the tourism and hospitality sectors can reopen safely. The 30-page document has been published ahead of provisional reopening dates. Caravan parks are permitted to reopen from 26 June while hotels,… Read more →

US jobless claims worse than expected despite reopening

Image copyright Getty Images A further 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, a higher-than-expected number that signals the economic damage caused by the pandemic is continuing. Although reopening is underway throughout the country, the number of new applications for benefits fell by just 58,000, the Labor Department said. It was the 13th week in a row the figures… Read more →

Coronavirus: Reopening of bars and hotels in NI will be brought forward

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The plan could see pubs, along with hotels and cafes, open sooner than originally anticipated A plan to reopen Northern Ireland’s hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes as early as 3 July will be discussed by the Stormont executive today. First Minister Arlene Foster has confirmed the reopening date will be brought forward. Lockdown was… Read more →

Restaurants write to first minister asking for roadmap for reopening

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for the hospitality industry About 70 independent restaurants and food businesses have asked the first minister to help secure the survival of the sector. The collective of businesses, ranging from street food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, wrote to Mark Drakeford with a list of proposals. The letter calls for… Read more →

Coronavirus: Edwin Poots says timetable for business reopening would be useful

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption The executive has not yet received scientific advice saying it is safe for local retailers to open It would be useful for the executive to give some businesses in Northern Ireland a timetable for reopening, Edwin Poots has said. But the agriculture minister added that the executive has not yet received scientific advice saying it… Read more →

Coronavirus: Fiona Hyslop says business reopening plan is ‘plain as day’

Image caption Fiona Hyslop faced questions over the clarity of the Scottish government’s lockdown route map Scotland’s economy secretary has insisted the government’s route map out of lockdown is “plain as day” on when businesses can re-open. Fiona Hyslop said ministers would “not risk a second wave” of the coronavirus in their plan to ease measures. Nicola Sturgeon confirmed a… Read more →