With the roadmap out of lockdown published you can start planning your events with certainty knowing that Birmingham Catering Hire have everything you need
What do I need to consider when ordering event hire?
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the planning of events and occasions across the country, with lockdowns and restrictions forcing people to postpone and cancel their functions and projects.
Here at Birmingham Catering Hire we've tried to do everything we can to help our customers plan for the unexpected. If your event is cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak, we will reschedule your order at no extra cost to any new date you might have. Alternatively, if you have to cancel completely we will provide you with a credit note for 100% of the value of your order, which can be used against any order in the future, with no expiration of validity.
The only thing we ask is that our customers advise us as soon as there is a change in plans. We understand that situations can be very fluid and changes can happen right up to the last minute, but the more notice we have the easier it is for us to help with rearrangements.
How will the steps in relaxation of rules work?
As part of the first step of the plan for easing lockdown in England:
- From 8 March - All schools will open with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed. Recreation in an outdoor public spaces - such as a park - will be allowed between two people, meaning they would be allowed to sit down for a coffee, drink or picnic
- From 29 March - Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed. It is understood this will include gatherings in private gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts will reopen and organised adult and children's sport, such as grassroots football, will also return
Secondary school pupils can access tests and will be required to wear face coverings in classrooms and shared spaces like corridors.
The second step from 12 April would see major parts of the economy permitted to reopen:
- Non-essential retail opens, hairdressers and public buildings like libraries and museums
- Outdoor settings like alcohol takeaways, beer gardens, zoos and theme parks
- Indoor leisure like swimming pools and gyms
- Self-contained holiday accommodation, such as self-catering lets and camp sites
Wider social contact rules will continue to apply in all settings - meaning no indoor mixing between different households will be allowed.
Funerals continue with up to 30 people, and weddings with up to 15 guests.
The third step will come from 17 May - if the data allows - and will see the "rule of six" abolished for outdoor gatherings, replaced with a limit of 30 people:
- Two households can mix indoors - with the rule of six applied in hospitality settings like pubs
- Cinemas, hotels, performances and sporting events reopen - though social distancing remains
Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes.
The fourth step from 21 June will potentially see all legal limits on social contact removed, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened - such as nightclubs.
The government hopes that - from this date - restrictions on weddings and funerals will also be abolished.