The night time economy advisor has announced his mission to get bars, pubs and restaurants re-open at the same time as non-essential shops.

Sacha Lord argues the hospitality sector poses no less of a threat than shops such as retail and homeware stores.

So far the government has stated that the hospitality sector can re-open at the same as non-essential shops on April 12th but only for outdoor seating. Indoor seating is not scheduled to return until May 17th.

The government recently dropped the thought of re-introducing covid-19 restrictions for the hospitality sector including the substantial meal and 10pm curfew off the back of a court case led by Sacha Lord. The night time economy advisor said it was a “landmark victory for hospitality”. 

“10pm curfew: Gone

Substantial meal rule: Gone.

We will now argue that it is SAFER in a licensed, regulated hospitality venue, with measures in place, that it is on the busy high streets

We feel that hospitality should open at the same time as non essential retail

Update soon.”

— Sacha Lord (@Sacha_Lord) 09/03/21

The night time economy advisor who operates the city’s biggest events, Parklife Festival and The Warehouse Project recently shared updates on both events going ahead this year…

We’re hoping we get to see the re-opening of the city’s venues, events, pubs and restaurants soon so we can all enjoy our summer!