UKHospitality has welcomed the news that further elements of the hospitality sector in England have been able to re-open.
On Saturday 15th August, indoor theatres, music and performance venues were able to re-open with socially distanced audiences. Wedding receptions in the form of a sit-down meal in a COVID-secure location for up to 30 guests were also permitted.
Indoor soft play, bowling alleys, skating rinks, spas and casinos have also opened their doors.
“This is another welcome step to returning to some sort of normality,” says Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality chief executive. “Lots of businesses like soft play and bowling alleys were feeling overlooked during this crisis. It’s great to see they can now begin to get up and running. It will help keep more businesses alive and valuable jobs open.
“Opening up indoor performances is great news for theatres and music venues and the same goes for wedding receptions,” adds Nicholls. “Even in reduced numbers, permitting couples to push ahead with weddings that will have taken no small amount of planning is very positive news.”