How Vaccinated Travelers Became Hot Property

The “Plague Island” headlines splashed across the front pages said it all.With its out of control infection rates and deaths heading past the 125,000 mark, the UK started 2021 as Europe’s Covid pariah. Now though, after a vaccination program that has seen more than a third of all adults receive at least one dose, countries […]

Hospitality ‘generally optimistic’ despite Covid disruption, study finds

Despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry, hospitality businesses are “mostly positive” about the future, according to a survey of 141 sector operators by accountancy firm Haysmacintyre. The 2021 Haysmacintyre ‘UK Hospitality Snapshot Survey’ revealed “encouraging signs of confidence” amongst the sector, even before the prime minister set out his roadmap to […]

Chancellor expected to extend furlough until May

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a further extension to the government’s furlough scheme until May in his Budget speech next week. According to The Times, the move is expected after Boris Johnson promised not to “pull the rug out” from businesses when restrictions eventually begin to ease under his new reopening roadmap. The […]

PM outlines ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson has set out his four-step “roadmap” to guide the nation out of lockdown “cautiously but irreversibly”, calling the plan a “one-way road to freedom”. Step one will begin from 8 March, when all schools will be allowed to open with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed. Recreation in a public space […]

Quarantine hotel workers at risk of threats and abuse, experts warn

Hotel workers who enforce quarantine rules could face a higher risk of threats or abuse from guests as the Government’s quarantine hotels policy launches, lone worker safety technology specialist Peoplesafe has warned.  Any hotel worker or security guard working by themselves or out of earshot from colleagues is classed by the HSE as a “lone […]

Report claims hospitality ‘not significant area’ of Covid transmission

A new report on the safe reopening of hospitality from analysts CGA, shows that businesses in the sector “were not significant areas of COVID transmission” in 2020 and argues they should be “central” to reopening plans in 2021. According to the study from the CGA, National Covid-19 cases do not show a rapid rise in […]

Fully vaccinated people can skip COVID quarantines, CDC says

People who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus — right now that means with two doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine — can skip quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.