UKH Scotland reacts to delay in progress to Level 0

UKHospitality Scotland Executive Director has made comment on the announcement of delay in progress to Level 0.

Leon Thompson (pictured) said, “The announcement from the First Minister that progress towards Level 0 has stalled adds to the continuing uncertainty for hospitality businesses. Many are struggling to keep trading in the face of restrictions, whilst some of our members remain closed.

“Level 0 is not the end and there will still be significant restrictions on hospitality, so it was good to hear the First Minister refer again to publishing details of life beyond the current strategic framework and the promised review of physical distancing.

'Without this information businesses cannot begin to plan for the future and we look forward to seeing the details as quickly as possible.”

Thompson concluded, “In the absence of progress, UKHospitality Scotland and our members will work with the Scottish Government to review current restrictions on businesses, helping to identify pragmatic changes that can be made to improve the trading environment and customer experience.”