Keeping spirits up

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Keeping spirits up

Hospitality venues across the globe have reopened or are beginning to reopen after many months of closure. It's a very challenging time for all operators struggling to keep their established businesses afloat, but while government support may be limited there's plenty of free advice...

Pernod Ricard UK's Brand Engagement and Advocacy Team have designed a free Back To Work In The New Normal guide, helping the on-trade prepare to reopen their venues. This guide looks at delivery services available to venues, highlights the need for guests to feel safe and confident in reopened venues, why it's important to simplify menus, and offers ideas for minimising contact with guests.

The highly regarded USA-based cocktail bars Death & Co have developed free to download Reopening Playbook

Visit to explore resources for the hospitality industry. Their own 90+ page Barmagic Revival Guide toolkit offers advice to bars and restaurants around the world on reopening their venues.

The National Restaurant Association have created a Restaurant Reopening Guidance document incorporating best practices from CDC and FDA. This includes recommendations for cleaning and sanitation, personal hygiene and health monitoring

The Access Group offer a Hospitality Checklist on getting operational after lockdown. This maps out five key stages, from pre lockdown to long term post Covid-19.

ThinkFoodGroup offer their Reopening Playbook 55-page guide sharing tools and resources to "educate, inform and inspire our way back to opening our restaurants".

Aspen Institute's Safety First guide has steps to keep workers safe people during Covid-19.

Hospitality Industry Training offer a free free Training Guideon infection control and safe working to help businesses keep their customers safe once they're operational and supporting the workforce.

Dishoom & JKS Restaurants discussing reopening approaches and strategies in an on-demand webinar.

Outrigger Hospitality Group share their Clean Commitment flyer, developed with ECOLAB, a leading provider of clean water, to help businesses on guest safety, the well-being of the host and physical distancing best practices.

Find general advice on working safely during coronavirus, published on In particular, guidance for those who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.

We've compiled further useful information on the situation in various countries. View pages by country below or just opt for an anti-virus cocktail.