The nation is in lockdown. Just a few months ago, we could not have imagined we would be in this situation, let alone the effect it would have on both the hospitality industry and hotels.

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, it has brought with it much uncertainty – but measures have been put into place by the government to relieve some of the pressure our industry is experiencing.

This issue has been adapted to bring you the relevant news from recent weeks, including details of help offered by the government and how the industry has been coping – and how the industry is helping our community.

Our interview with Hospitality Action details the Covid-19 emergency appeal offering a lifeline to all those in hospitality.

You will, of course, also be able read some of our regular news and features.

Hopefully, by the time the next issue of Hotel Food and Beverage magazine appears, we’ll be back to more normal coverage – and on the way to recovery.

Until then, stay safe and well.