Health & safety

Reopening rules: operators shared their experiences of customers being confused by how to use the NHS coronavirus app to scan into venues (image:Getty/Olivier Le Moal)

'No one knows how to use the NHS app'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubgoers have been hesitant to use the NHS contact-tracing app and been reluctant to hand over their details, operators have reported.

Health and safety: pubs have been advised to watch out for customers trying to bring their own heaters to beer gardens (image: Getty/GZeroOne)

Operators advised over heater safety issues

By Emily Hawkins

Pub operators have been advised that allowing customers to bring portable heaters to beer gardens creates a risk that is “very difficult” to manage.

Outraged reaction: the pub and brewing trade has said 'now is not the time' for talk of further regulations for venues (image: Getty/ DGLimages)

'Not the time' for mandatory calorie labels on pints

By Emily Hawkins

Reports of proposals to force large pub chains to display calorie labels on pints of beer have been dubbed “outrageous” and described as “costly and complicated” by the trade.

Shuttered trade: nightclubs have been closed since the first lockdown in March 2020 (image: Getty anyaberkut)

Immunity proof would damage 69% of night-time operators

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than two thirds (69%) of firms in the night-time sector have expressed concern that vaccine passports, requirements to provide proof of testing or immunity, would have a negative impact on their businesses, according to research.

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