That’s according to British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Emma McClarkin, who spoke to The Morning Advertiser’s managing editor Nicholas Robinson in the latest Review of the Week.
McClarkin gave her views on Government announcements this week including a reduction in the number of individuals allowed to gather inside and out to six; mandatory test and trace data collection in pubs; and the revelation that the Government would not extend the furlough scheme.
The BBPA boss also outlined what the organisation would be fighting for in the Autumn Budget, including a business rates relief extension as well as further tax cuts.
Watch the video to find out how Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement this week will affect the pub trade.
- ‘Pubs should make sure customers are not in groups bigger than 6’ – Pubs should ensure guests are not in individual groups larger than six and groups are not allowed to mix socially or form bigger groups, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.
- Contact tracing to be mandatory for pubs – Taking customer details will be a mandatory requirement for pubs and bars, and venues that do not follow coronavirus guidance will be fined.
- Fines for pubs flouting coronavirus regulations – Pubs will be fined if they do not take adequate steps to ensure their venues are coronavirus-secure.
- Could new coronavirus laws be helpful? – New laws announced by the Government to help protect the public from the coronavirus may sound like another damaging layer of bureaucracy for pubs, but they could be helpful.
- PM rules out furlough extension – A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension has been ruled out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a Downing Street press conference.