MEDIA RELEASE: Return to Alert Level 3 a devastating blow for the hospitality industry
12 Aug 2020
12 August 2020
Return to Alert Level 3 a devastating blow for the hospitality industry.
Last night’s Government announcement that Auckland will return to Level 3 restrictions (and the rest of the nation to Level 2) due to confirmed cases of community transmission in South Auckland, is another hit for the already struggling hospitality industry and if the lockdown is extended, will likely mark the end for some operators says, Hospitality New Zealand.
Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive, Julie White, says for Auckland hospitality operators, the uncertainty of when they can reopen will see a huge loss of working capital – with many having to literally pour product down the drain or throw it away.
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