GK to provide PPE kits for tenants

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PPE help: Greene King to send out personal protective equipement kits
PPE help: Greene King to send out personal protective equipement kits

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Pubco and brewer Greene King is to send out 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits worth £250 each to its 1,000 pub partners, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Tenanted pubs will also be offered £120-worth of coronavirus signage for internal and external customer guidance, as well as free online safety training courses ahead of the sector’s 4 July reopening date.

The support follows the pubco’s £15m of financial help for its tenants, which has included £11m in rent concessions and a further £4m of additional help.

PPE kits from 29 June

PPE kits will be sent to pubs from 29 June ahead of the earliest legal reopening date.

Greene King Pub Partners managing director Wayne Shurvinton said: “We wanted to make this additional £250,000 PPE investment as it’s the right thing to do for our partners, to give them the best platform possible to recover their business during this hugely challenging time for us all.

“We know there is no better investment we can make right now than backing our partners to succeed and this has been at the forefront of our minds throughout.”

Next step of support

He continued: “I am pleased we can offer this next step of support for reopening, backing up our 90% rent discount for the first four weeks of reopening and 50% for the following four weeks, as well as discounts on casks and kegs as well.”

Greene King has offered £4m of rent concessions for thr first 12 weeks of closures up until 10 June and is then giving 90% concessions from 11 June until pubs can legally reopen, which will carry on for a further four weeks.

A discount of 50% will apply from week five until week eight, with an estimated cost of £11m for the period.

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