UKHospitality Cymru reacts to end of firebreak lockdown

UKHospitality has reacted to confirmation that the firebreak lockdown in Wales will end on Monday 9 November.

This means hospitality businesses will reopen subject to restrictions to be consulted on with the hospitality industry.

UKHospitality Cymru Executive Director David Chapman said: “It is good to see that hospitality businesses in Wales will be reopening, albeit under much more severe restrictions than are being applied in other parts of the economy.

“For the time being, businesses will have to engage with the new rules and make the best possible success of them before, hopefully, moving towards a better arrangement.

“The impact these new restrictions have on the viability of our businesses is going to be key. The Welsh Government must ensure it fully reviews the restrictions in two weeks as indicated. We need to give our financially devasted hospitality businesses the best possible chance of survival while ensuring that public health is not compromised.”