There are several challenges associated with reopening licensed trade. These include:

  • Maintaining welfare, safety & hygiene for customers & staff
  • Consumer confidence and trust
  • Staying on brand and attractive to customers
  • Adhering to operational requirements & risk assessments
  • Supporting teams back from furlough
  • Perception of disorder spike
  • Protecting the business’s future
  • Predicted rise of local vs city centre pub visits
  • Last to open, tapering support untenable
  • Premises features – uneven playing field