Hospitality venues are slotxo struggling to fill thousands of job vacancies, according to an industry body.
UK Hospitality says waiting staff and chefs are in particular demand as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease.
It is calling on the government to stick to its plan to lift all Covid restrictions in England on 21 June.
The government says it is "doing everything we can to support hospitality".
The sector has been has been hit hard by the pandemic, and is also facing shortages due to Brexit, the trade body says.
From last week pubs, restaurants and cafes were able to serve customers indoors in England, Scotland and Wales, while restrictions in Northern Ireland were relaxed this week.
But even before those restrictions lifted, hospitality venues were struggling to find staff.