The government is set to release plans to re-open pubs, restaurants and hotels from the 4th of July. This news is joined with scientific approval to half the social distancing length from 2 metres to 1 metre.
To accommodates these changes, tables in restaurants will not be laid in advance and room service orders will be left outside the hotel room.
The new guidelines will be drawn up by the government and hospitality industries experts to get Britain back to ‘the new normal’.
Other potential changes could see disposable menus, the end of self-service buffets and ordering food and drink from mobile phones instead of at the bar.
However, the draft government guidance will contain a degree of flexibility. Chief executive Kate Nicholls explained the plan was to ‘allow individual companies, individual premises, to undertake a detailed risk assessment and propose and put forward the control measures that they feel are necessary to keep their team safe and their guests safe’.