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Vaccine passports could see ‘legal concerns’, hospitality and retail chiefs warn

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade body UKHospitality, said certification could pose a problem for frontline staff.

PM’s road map: Key dates for reopening of schools, pubs and travel

Holidays in the UK will be allowed from April 12, along with outdoor drinking and dining at pub gardens and al fresco restaurants

Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

Islington bar Homeboy announces second site in Embassy Gardens

Owners Aaron Wall and Ciaran Smith are promising a second site with ‘the best Guinness in London’


Covid-19, one year on: How pandemic affected UK business

The Evening Standard looks back at how hard some businesses and employees have been hit since the first Covid-19 lockdown started in March 2020, from 600,000 hospitality job losses, to thousands of shop closures.


Key dates in Scotland’s easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

The First Minister has outlined a timetable for the lifting of lockdown restrictions in Scotland.

Sturgeon: Most Covid restrictions to be removed in Scotland by the summer

The First Minister said the stay-at-home order is to end on April 2 with further easing of lockdown restrictions to follow.

Sturgeon expected to relax Covid curbs on retail and hospitality

Details are expected for the re-opening of shopping, outdoor and indoor hospitality, and rules about meeting up with other households


Alexis Noble launches month-long celebration of women in hospitality

The chef and restaurant owner is shouting out chefs, sommeliers and business owners across the country


Bringing back Eat Out to Help Out makes sense, but timing is crucial

Rushing to put the scheme in place feels a mistake, says David Ellis, but when the time is right it should help hospitality enormously