We understand the challenge this developing situation poses to foodservice businesses, and the difficult decisions that it brings into sharp focus around profitability and resilience.  

We believe businesses will weather this not by ditching long-held principles and hard-earned reputations as good employers and customers, but by working even more closely and transparently with customers, staff and suppliers to find solutions and to reduce the risk. 

The Sustainable Restaurant Association will continue to provide advice and up-to-date information for the industry.


The coronavirus pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to the industry. During this extraordinary time, with 81% of accommodation and foodservice businesses currently closed, the SRA endeavors to continue providing the industry with targeted and effective support on

Advice for Businesses

Right now we know you are having to make some very tough decisions. Click here to see what we can provide including practical, up-to-date information about available support.

Advice for Employees

People are the bedrock of any sustainable foodservice business. If you have been made redundant or are currently on furlough, look on this page for mental health support links and job opportunities.

Re-Open Right Guide

Do you have questions about re-opening and preparing for a safe and sustainable return to service? We’ve put together a pracical guide to help operators plan for the future. 

how our partners are helping

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Support package for retail and hospitality tenants

Londons West End:  Contacted all retail and food and beverage tenants offering support where needed to ease cashflow concerns and ensure that staff can be paid. This includes waiving rent for the next quarter for the independent & most vulnerable. 

£250,000 to the London Community Foundation

and additionally:

  • The forthcoming rent for our 26 charities within our London estate portfolio, which is already heavily discounted, has been waived.
  • Helping suppliers with cashflow by paying them in advance and as quickly as possible – on average within 8 days.
  • In addition, we have signed the London Funders Statement in support of civil society groups. The statement commits signatories to be as flexible as possible regarding how grantees use their donations during this time. This flexibility could include adapting activities and timelines for projects, financial flexibility and responding to community needs.



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£250,000 Pledge to The Drinks Trust

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) has pledged £250,000 to the UK on-trade’s workforce through the industry charity The Drinks Trust, which offers financial support and a range of initiatives designed to improve the health, wellbeing and career development of individuals within the industry

Online Courses & Training

PRUK has partnered with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust to offer Level 1 Spirits courses online for free to 2,000 hospitality professionals. The package also includes a home- delivered selection of spirits from PRUK to be used as tasters throughout the four-week course

The PRUK BEAT team (Brand Engagement and Advocacy Team) are running daily live training sessions and masterclasses for bartenders via @prukbeat

100,000L Pure Acohol Donated for Hand Sanitiser

PRUK whisky brand, Chivas Brothers, has donated 100,000L pure alcohol to the manufacture of hand sanitiser amidst ongoing UK shortage 






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Across the Keep The Wheels Turning campaign KERB will host:

> a web-shop of vouchers and street food experiences so customers can support the continuation of the industry at a critical time

> a series of practical survival guides for traders and independent businesses across the nation.

> offers of support and assistance from customers and the wider community.

> trading opportunities for our traders, everything from office catering to deliveries to innovative events

Seven Dials Market Cornershop

KERB have called on suppliers and traders and cobbled together an online cornershop to help connect people in the local area with some lockdown essentials, sent out direct from Cucumber Alley.  Welcome to this strange new world, everybody: the Seven Dials Market Cornershop!

Here you can shop to your heart’s content for fruit & veg, bread, coffee, soft drinks, booze, toilet paper, soap and other essentials.  Just place your order and pay through the website for delivery every Tuesday and Friday.



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