Tom Kitchin's restaurant group has appointed an independent, external HR consultancy to 'investigate any complaints' made by staff, amid accusations of former employees experiencing physical abuse and harassment.
Industry leaders, hospitality and security firms representing more than 10,000 businesses and organisations have warned of an “impending public health crisis” if the issue of door security shortages continues to go unaddressed.
Official guidance published ahead of England's 'Freedom Day' on 19 July urges hospitality businesses to retain most Coronavirus restrictions and consider checking customers' Covid-status certification as a condition of entry.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that England will move to Step 4 of its plans to ease Coronavirus restrictions on the so-called ‘Freedom Day’ of 19 July, but that businesses and large events will be encouraged to use vaccine passports.
The Government is reportedly considering plans to introduce so-called 'vaccine passports' for hospitality in the autumn, despite a recent review concluding there should be no legal requirements for their use.