The Restaurant Association sought member feedback on the impact of Covid-19 in a series of short surveys.
This fourth survey was conducted at the beginning of April, 2020.
With the Government’s announcement of what a reduction in the Alert Level to Level 3 may look like, the Restaurant Association sought feedback from members on how many businesses were intending, or considering opening under these new conditions, which will allow contactless delivery and takeaway, but will also mean restaurant and café shopfronts have to remain closed.
- With the Government’s announcement indicating that delivery and contactless pre-ordered pick up will be allowed at Level 3 – 33.33% indicated they are considering re-opening your business at this Level
- At Level 2, 70% of the industry indicate they will be ready to re-open
“We will find it hard to operate in Level 2 because: 1. Non-essential travel is prohibited, therefore no domestic tourism which accounts for half our business and 2. The elderly are advised to stay at home, and they are a large part of our customer base. We have a large cafe with high rent due to it’s location. In previous level 2 our turnover reduced by 50% and that isn’t enough to cover costs.”