This week we celebrate an England final, keep an eye on self-isolation rule changes and dream of a foreign holiday.
Self-isolation rules to change…but not yet
The government said it would change self-isolation rules but not until 16th August. In the meantime, hospitality operators are facing a staffing crisis as staff are forced to take time off work. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has suggested changes could be made to the track-and-trace self-isolation alerts amid a surge in coronavirus cases and thousands of people opting to delete the app.
Opening hours extended for Euro 2020 final
Just in case you’ve had your head buried in the sand – England is in its first football tournament final since 1966. And on Sunday the team faces Italy for a nail biting conclusion to Euro 2020. Pubs, which normally close at 10.30pm on Sundays, can serve until 11.15 pm, just in case the game goes to extra time and penalties. It’s coming home…
Quarantine rule to change for fully vaccinated amber-list travellers
There is a chink of light for foreign holidays as travel restrictions are due to be relaxed with those travelling from England to amber list countries no longer having to quarantine on return if they are fully vaccinated. However, Britons living overseas will not be able to prove their vaccine status if they have been jabbed abroad. The rule change is due take effect from 19 July, with destinations such as France, Spain, Portugal and Greece being options to travellers, though countries could impose their own quarantine rules on arrivals from England.
National Hospitality Day announced
The UK’s first National Hospitality Day has been announced for Saturday 18 September to showcase the industry at its best and for the nation to show its appreciation by frequenting the places they love. We’ll drink to that!