UKHospitality Scotland voices disappointment as compulsory face coverings to continue

UKHospitality Scotland Executive Director Leon Thompson

RESPONDING to the First Minister’s statement UKHospitality Scotland’s Executive Director, Leon Thompson, today said: “Hospitality businesses will be pleased that the collection of customer details will end as planned next Monday, 21 March. 

“However, the extension of the compulsory wearing of face coverings when entering, exiting, and moving around in venues will cause disappointment for many business owners, workers and customers who were looking forward to the end of this most visible of restrictions.

“As well as the symbolic significance of face coverings, they continue to create practical problems for hospitality workers – particularly in relation to communication and providing that welcoming smile that guests missed for too long. 

“With no evidence provided today that masks are making a difference in combatting the spread of covid in Scotland, businesses will hope for better news ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s Easter recess.”

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