The easing of lockdown & how eatPOS can help you trade across the three tiers

England’s current lockdown measures will end on Wednesday 2 December, which means all areas of England will be divided by tiers. Ranging from tier 1 to 3, The latest measures in place from then on will once again affect hospitality venues. From later closing times to new regulations on alcohol, in this blog we discuss how your hospitality business can continue to trade during this pandemic, regardless of your areas’ tier.

Tier 1

Only three areas have been placed under the lower tier. Isles of Wight, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. In this tier, the following hospitality rules apply:

– Hospitality businesses can sell food & drink via table service

– Must be closed between 11pm – 5am

– Must stop taking orders after 10pm

– Venues can continue to sell food and drink after 10pm as long as it is through a delivery service, click & collect or drive through

Tier 2

The vast majority of areas in England have been placed under tiers 2/3 (all 32 boroughs & city of London are in Tier 2). In this tier, the following hospitality rules apply:

– Businesses & venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-Secure manner

– Pubs & bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals

– Must be closed between 11pm – 5am

– Must stop taking orders after 10pm

– Venues can continue to sell food and drink after 10pm as long as it is through a delivery service, click & collect or drive through

Tier 3

This tier in other words ‘very high alert’ is the most penalising towards the hospitality industry. In this tier, the following hospitality rules apply:

– Hospitality businesses, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes, restaurants are to remain closed. They can continue operation via takeaway, click & collect, drive-through & delivery services.

At eatPOS we want to see your business succeed through these unprecedented times, with our extens (save for end

Now let’s look at our all in one solution. At eatPOS all our modules & software are designed in-house by our talented programmers who have first-hand experience in the hospitality trade. In this blog we wanted to clearly break down the integrated modules we have and specify how they can help your hospitality business trade, depending on the tier your area is placed in on 2 December.

EPOS (Tier 1, 2 & 3)

Our robust & innovative eatPOS software allows for easy order taking. Your eatPOS terminal will also act as a hub for the eatPOS eco-system. All our modules integrate with our eatPOS software, from online orders, to people ordering from their smartphone, your eatPOS terminal can view it all. During times where businesses have to trade in a Covid-Secure manner, our eatPOS terminal means you can view all aspects of your business, at a glance!

– Our signature cloud-based eatPOS software, with the ability to access & amend your business from anywhere in the world

– Online ordering & table reservation integration. Review your online orders (Tier 1, 2 & 3) & reservations (Tier 2, 3) from your eatPOS terminal!

– Easy to use. The software so easy to use, your staff can be ready to go with minimal help.



Online ordering (Tier 1, 2 & 3) 

Our online ordering platform has continued to help businesses trade for years & during this nationwide lockdown. With minimal fees & the ability to make it your own, our online ordering platform is the right choice to expand your business.

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– No hefty fees as seen with third party platforms (justeat, deliveroo, ubereats).

– A customer database which you have access to, allowing you to keep your customers informed with the latest information & offers

Integration to our signature eatPOS software, which means you’re able to accept & review orders on your eatPOS terminals!

– Ability to add photos & make your online ordering platform bespoke to your businesses house-style

– Fully responsive & mobile-friendly. Compatible with all devices, from iOS to Android

– Repeat Orders. Customers can repeat previous orders quickly and easily

Online reservations (Tier 1, 2)

Our online booking module integrates into your existing website.

With table service permitted in tiers 1 & 2, keep your business organised & keep track of traffic ahead of time with our reservations module.

– Reduce no shows. The eatPOS reservations module allows the ability to take deposits with secure online payment

– Encourage more bookings during quieter times, using upsell prompts, & offering discounts & incentives during less busy hours

– Get notified instantly of any reservation via email, SMS or directly on your EPOS Terminal

– Easy install. You can either link to the table booking service from your website, or drop a piece of code in seconds into your existing website!

Order at table smartphone web-apps (Tier 1,2)

The eatPOS All In One App has been designed and enhanced for COVID-19 by software developers from the hospitality industry, which means we’re on the same page as you. We understand how important it is to simplify your customer’s ordering process as well as making it easy for both front of house and kitchen staff to manage.

Order, Pay & loyalty. Let customers place orders & view their loyalty balance on their smartphone

– Website and app branded using your logo & house-style

– Full control to manage your menu, pricing, offers & orders

– Make modifications to items at ease with our intuitive back-office (e.g. add extra cheese on burger for 50p)

Integration to our EPOS. Manage smartphone orders on your EPOS terminal, with the ability to accept/reject orders

We can only hope cases go down, supporting our local businesses with safe social distancing measures. We are committed to helping customers through these unprecedented times and we are constantly innovating to provide you the best experience and most seamless integration within the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit here, fill out the contact form today and one of our helpful consultants will guide you on our all in one solution, and provide you with the insight to increase efficiency within your operation.