COVID-19: Information and Resources for Foodservice Professionals in the UK

Resource guide for foodservice professionals on how to manage, adapt and care for your business and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospitality Action offers a range of support services to all who work, or have worked, within hospitality in the UK:
- An online help sheet offering advice on what to do if you are worried about paying your rent/mortgage or other bills during the outbreak
- An online help sheet with tips on how to look after your mental health during a period of stress and isolation
- Emotional support and practical advice on legal matters, debt and benefits is available on Hospitality Action's 24/7 helpline on 0808 802 0282 or on 0808 802 2111 if your employee is a member of their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- A COVID-19 Emergency Appeal has been set up to gather significant funds to enable Hospitality Action to make a one-off award to eligible workers suddenly facing hardship. To donate to the appeal, click here.
- Regular updates, advice and encouraging videos from chefs are uploaded to Hospitality Action’s website and social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

UK Hospitality represents all those within the broad hospitality sector. They have many resources on offer including
- General advice for the hospitality industry
- Guidance on the latest Government announcement on employment support and business closures
- A weekly newsletter you can sign up to for the latest updates, advice and guidance

Government support and advice:
- Advice for employers and businesses:
- Financial support for businesses:
- Government tax helpline to support affected businesses:

ACAS also offers advice for employers and employees and regular advisory webinars for employers to help manage the impact in the workplace.

The Mental Health Foundation provides various tips on things that can be done to support and manage your mental health and wellbeing during such times:

Mental health charity, Mind, offers information and inspiration on ways to look after your wellbeing.

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in need. They have gathered some resources that might be helpful in looking after yourself.

For all health information and advice, head to the NHS website.
- Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.

For the latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and staying at home advice, head to NHS Inform.

If you’re based in Wales, visit the Welsh Government website for relevant information.