The hospitality industry is the lifeblood of Westminster’s economy. The pandemic and resulting lockdown have meant that many of our businesses in this sector will be some of the last to reopen. The road back to trading profitably began when restrictions were eased on 4 July 2020. Westminster City Council is working with local businesses to develop plans and guidance that will help reopen Westminster's famous hospitality sector.
We've issued guidance to help pubs, bars and restaurants open successfully and safely, including advice on street furniture and licensing:
We have published our updated plans on 26 June 2020 that take in to account all the feedback we have had to date. Some schemes have been added and others removed in response to the direct feedback we have received and we are grateful for the time that people have taken to engage with us. It’s vital we continue to work together to help the hospitality sector – the biggest and most vibrant in the country – to reopen safely from July.
Read a letter from the Leader of the Council (PDF, 157KB) to local partners to thank them for their involvement in developing our plans to support the safe reopening of the hospitality sector and the approach we have taken.