Resources for the hospitality industry

Published 18 March 2020

In challenging and turbulent times, both businesses and hospitality professionals are searching for support, guidance and advice. At CODE, we want to support the community wherever possible, so we’ve put together a list of resources which may be helpful. We will continue to update the list over the coming weeks.

Hospitality Action have set up a COVID-19 Emergency Appeal fund to help eligible workers suddenly facing hardship. To donate, please click here

City Harvest, a surplus food redistribution charity, desperately needs food, funding and volunteer support. To donate, please click here

For Businesses

Government tax helpline: New HMRC helpline launched to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus.

Government guidance: Package of temporary measures set out by the chancellor.

RSVP: Sell gift vouchers using RSVP. The team have also put together a step by step video to sell your gift vouchers on their platform. To watch it, click here

Mental health support: support yourself, your staff and your business in the face of industry uncertainty

Haysmacintyre: An updated list of financial, tax and accounting measures being introduced to combat COVID-19 together with related thoughts/insights on helping businesses.

Glovers Solicitors: A document for the hospitality industry with some legal and PR recommendations for the coming minted.

CCTV.co.uk: Advice to protect your premises during lockdown

LOCAL: Helping people order Food & Drink for collection or delivery. If you are offering these services, register your business via the link.

For Hospitality Professionals

Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund: Identifying those in need who need help the most and giving them grants ranging from £20-£500.

Support and advice: Document with various financial resources, support and advice to help you through a difficult time.

Rent letter: Template for those who have lost their job to send to landlords.

CPL learning: Hospitality training and personal development courses, available to purchase online.

Acas working for everyone: Advice for employers and employees updated regularly.

Royal Society For Public Health: Free wellness courses aimed at looking after your wellbeing.

London restaurants update: Clerkenwell Boy has put together a comprehensive list of London restaurant closures and those offering pick up / delivery service.

Scribd: Scribd has made its library – which includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles and more – available to anyone, free, for 30 days.

Headspace: Meditation app Headspace is offering a free collection of medications, sleep and movement exercises to help you find some calm.

Spill: Spill is offering free virtual remote therapy sessions to help deal with the uncertainty of COVID-19.

The Trussell Trust and GoodSAM: Two volunteering opportunities, the first at your local food bank and the second for the NHS.

WSET: Pernod Ricard UK + Set partner to offer free training.

Future learn: Courses for keeping busy during social distancing and isolation.

If you have created or know of any useful resources you think would help our community, please email us on [email protected]

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