Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the potential spread of covid-19 infection in the hospitality sector; and what assessment his Department has made of how that sector is able to operate while minimising risk.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

COVID-19 and Test and Trace programme data is used to understand risk factors for contracting the virus and understanding transmission better. This data includes individuals’ occupation and exposure activities, for example within hospitality venues, in the time before onset of symptoms or the positive test. Public Health England (PHE) publishes weekly influenza and COVID-19 surveillance reports here and this includes data on suspected and confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks by setting:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports

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