Health & safety

Unpopular opinion: the sector has opposed a push for MPs consider a smoking ban condition for local authorities considering pavement licences

Smoking restrictions 'last thing pub trade needs'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub sector stakeholders have said the last thing the trade needs is further restriction in response to calls for the Government to make banning smoking a necessary condition for pub pavement licences.

Successful weekend: licensees who reopened their pubs said trade went well

Super Saturday

Pubs report smooth and safe reopenings

By Nikkie Thatcher

Licensees from across the country have reported successful reopenings over last weekend (Saturday 4 July) with takings on par with 2019.

Results in: the trade was split in half as to whether to open on 4 July or not

50% of pubs 'may not open on 4 July'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Half of operators don’t know or are not planning to reopen on 4 July, according to the latest data from a weekly survey.

Safety measures: the Government has laid out a number of guidelines operators should adhere to for reopening

Gov reopening guidance

How to keep customers and staff safe when reopening

By Nikkie Thatcher

A stringent cleaning regime, rearranging furniture and keeping safe distances from each other are just three of the steps operators need to take to keep guests and workers safe amid reopening.

Staff precautions: what does Government guidance for post-lockdown pubs say about staffing reopened venues?

Gov Reopening Guidance

How should operators manage staff in post-lockdown pubs?

By Stuart Stone

What does the Government's guidance for the post-lockdown hospitality sector say about which staff should return to pubs and bars from 4 July and how operators should manage their socially distanced shifts?

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