“No Surprise” hospitality venues are not Covid hotspots.
UK Hospitality has responded to data presented to the health experts that hospitality is not a major Covid transmission risk as “no surprise”, hailing the lengths venues have gone to to protect staff and customers.
The findings were presented to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee by regional public health directors on 27th January and conclude that household interactions are the main source of transmission.
“Hospitality doesn’t crop up as a terribly big risk on our trader”, Sheffield’s public health director Greg Fell told MP’s. “Certainly, when we look at the common exposure dataset, hospitality certainly isn’t a huge risk”.
The findings follow significant investment from hospitality venues to ensure their premises adhere to the latest transmission prevention measures, while battling the unfounded assumption from government that they pose a high risk.
“Hospitality venue are not the hotbeds of infection many people have arbitrarily chosen to portray”, said UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls “This should come as no surprise when you consider the huge investments made by the sector to make venues Covid-secure”.
The witnesses to the select committee are by no means the first to provide scientific evidence to support our case – there has been an absence of any convincing body of evidence to uphold claims of high transmission in hospitality.
The above is no surprise, hospitality has been made the scape goat through this whole pandemic. After the first lock down, hospitality proved that pubs, bars and restaurants can be open and operate safely. But yet again the government closed them all down and kept them closed while all other retail could trade. They talked a good game about grants and helping hands but the real help fell well short and has left many hospitality businesses struggling!
Also all businesses that feed off pubs and clubs were also hit going right up the supply chain. We at comrie have been hit like many businesses and unfortunately have had to let a couple of staff go due to some of our pubs close down. luckily comrie has been supplying fruit machines to pubs and clubs for over 50 years and has a diverse group of customers whom many of have come out the other end of this hard time. Lets have a pint at our local pub or social club and celebrate these fantastic british institutes