According to MPs, al fresco dining will aid in the revitalization of the nation’s main street.
The business minister will argue today that open-air dining and takeout beverages would assist drive the nation’s troubled high streets’ rebirth.
The new measures will make provisions for bars, restaurants, and cafes to employ al fresco dining during the pandemic permanent. The hospitality sector, according to Paul Scully of the Daily Express, is critical to reviving local economies as the country recovers from the pandemic.
Al fresco dining is one of a number of strategies aimed at ensuring the long-term viability of venues.
Takeaway pints will be available for another year, while pavement licenses in England and Wales will be extended and made permanent to allow more customers to dine outside.
Mr Scully advised people to get out and enjoy local pubs, cafes, and restaurants while the country is sweltering in anticipation of a summer staycation boom.
“My major message is for people to get back into towns and cities and enjoy what they have before the lines start to form,” he said. Once you’ve arrived, enjoy a pint, a delicious dinner, and visit the cafe. These hospitality establishments are unquestionably there for people to provide them a pleasant, secure welcome.”
Other new initiatives will address the industry’s long-term labor shortfall. The Department of Work and Pensions’ frontline personnel will publicize vacancies and enhance the profile of hospitality jobs.
“We want young people to perceive the hospitality sector as a go-to option for long-term careers,” Mr Scully added, “which is why we will explore new vocational training options.”