20 Jul 2020

The UK Government has announced the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme in order to encourage a return of footfall within hospitality venues hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown measures. The scheme will give diners money off their bill on certain days in August.

Unsure what it all means? Here’s a quick guide to some of the mechanics of the scheme:

How does it work?

For diners

What venues are participating?
The promotion covers participating:

Establishments can choose whether to sign up, and can join the scheme at any point. If you would like to then you need to register online. You will be able to claim the money back and have it refunded within five working days.

To be eligible, you must have a designated dining or drinking area, or access to one, and have been registered with your local authority since at least 7 July 2020. Businesses that have used the furlough scheme can apply.

What is not included?

For more information, check out the Government website.