Resources for the hospitality industry

Published 18 March 2020

Last updated: 11 November 2020

In challenging and turbulent times, both businesses and hospitality professionals are searching for guidance and advice. As we approach lockdown 2.0, we know that many are needing help more than ever before, whether you have furlough and business-related questions or are simply looking for mental health support. At CODE, we want to help our community wherever possible, so we’ve put together a list of resources which may be helpful. We will continue to update the list with new resources.

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

TiPJAR has launched “Random Acts of Gratuity’ enabling members of the public to donate money directly to hospitality workers who are able to withdraw money immediately. To give a tip or add your company to the list, 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. This page is regularly updated with the latest measures and advice.

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. Advice courtesy of Kelly’s Cause.

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 months (created in March, but still relevant now.)

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

Coronavirus and your wellbeing: Tips to help yourself cope, including ways to support yourself during winter for mental health charity Mind;.

Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund: Identifying those in need who need help the most and giving them grants ranging from £20-£500. You can donate or apply for support via the website.

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. Information on working safely, furlough and pay, holiday pay and more.

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. Last updated in May.

Scribd: Millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles and more – available to anyone, free, for a 30 day free trial.

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.

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

Rehab4Addition: Coronavirus guidance for better mental health.

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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