Safety is now a key pillar to success
It is hard to overstate the impact that Covid has had on our approach to safety, both in the workplace and during our leisure hours. Masks and hand sanitizer, social distancing and the frequent washing of hands have all become the norm in our society and rightly so. Habits, once acquired, usually take time to shake off so operators should continue their excellent work in keeping their venues safe for the foreseeable future.
Any venue that has outdoor space would do well to make that space as all-weather as possible. After the smoking ban can into force, many hotels created luxury outdoor areas for their cigar-smoking clientele, extending their stay and increasing their spend by making them comfortable even if they had to be outside. In the aftermath of this pandemic, pubs, bars and restaurants would be wise to do the same.