The times, they are a changin’ - in the UK at any rate. So, after encouraging people to eat out in pubs and restaurants in August at taxpayers’ expense, in September the Government sent a shiver down the spine of the hospitality, industry including many LGBTQ+ businesses.
Wow, it’s been a strange summer for many of us, whether for PinkUk punters or businesses. Many in the LGBTQ+ communities, who would usually travel and head to LGBTQ+ festivals and holiday places, instead have found (temporarily, necessary) health restrictions have intervened.
We hope you are managing to enjoy the summer despite all the restrictions and postponement of Prides with the pandemic. Many Prides are still holding digital events such as Brighton and Hove Pride today 31 July and Saturday and Sunday
Under UK Government health guidelines, pubs, hotels, B&Bs and other holiday accommodation will be allowed to open from Saturday 4th July. As travelling abroad may be restricted in some countries and not allowed for the rest of the summer.
We would bet that self catering holidays for residents only of each country will likely be the first sector to be popular, especially LGBTQ+ friendly options, because people will be keen to holiday in a safe environment after the easing of confinement rules.
We had always planned to provide a newsletter to PinkUk users and advertisers on PinkUk.com. With the health emergency and many aspects of LGBTQ+ life and events changing, we have brought the newsletter series forward.