Restaurants and hotels can now register for the Chancellor’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme in a bid to encourage consumers to dine out after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now businesses can apply for the initiative with details published on the uk.gov website, as well as make use of a host of promotional material to advertise the scheme.
The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme can be used all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday from 3 – 31 August and offers a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to dine in.
Businesses can then claim this money back from the government.
There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme and customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking.
Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer and registration will be open until the final say of the scheme on August 31.
The guidelines, published here, state that any business that sells food for immediate consumption on the premises can register for the scheme and provides its own dining area or shared dining space for eat-in meals.
Businesses must also be registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before July 7.
Takeaway services, catering services or hotels that provide room-service only are not able to participate in the scheme.
Groups with multiple restaurants are able to apply, but if registering more than 25 businesses details do not have to be provided for each one.
Full details on what you need to apply can be accessed here.
Posters, images and other promotional materials for use by businesses who are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme are available here.