Supporting Your Local Hospitality Community in a Time of Crisis

While Singapore has so far been spared the drastic measures of forced closures facing many bars and restaurants around the world, there’s no denying that now is a difficult time for all industries – with hospitality taking one of the hardest hits. From work from home notices to forced quarantines and recommended social distancing, bars...

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While Singapore has so far been spared the drastic measures of forced closures facing many bars and restaurants around the world, there’s no denying that now is a difficult time for all industries – with hospitality taking one of the hardest hits. From work from home notices to forced quarantines and recommended social distancing, bars and restaurants are seeing an inevitable decline in customers. Unlike many jobs which can be done remotely, bar and restaurant employees are completely out of work if their venues aren’t open – working from home simply isn’t an option.

With hospitality as our specialty at Accela PR, our hearts are breaking for our industry partners in Singapore and beyond who are doing their best during this challenging time. So, what can we all do to help?

We’ve seen great stories in the media over the last few weeks about what we can do to support (check out a few examples here and here), and wanted to share some of our favorite tips that we’re putting into practice.

  • Go out to eat or drink, if you can. Bars and restaurants across Singapore are following government protocols for increased sanitation measures, so if you’re feeling healthy – head out, responsibly!
  • Leave a review: Help raise awareness and raise the spirits of your favorite venues by leaving them a nice review.
  • Buy gift certificates: If you’re practicing social distancing, purchase a gift card that gives a venue income now, and you can redeem it a few weeks or months when life starts to get back to normal.
  • Order takeout: Just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you’re completely on your own for food and drinks. If your favorite bar or restaurant is offering home delivery, this is a great option to continue supporting them – and don’t forget to tip your drivers!

Above all, remember to be kind and patient with service industry employees. This is a stressful situation for everyone, and a little compassion can go a long way.