Pingdemic: Downing Street has said it is 'crucial' for individuals to isolate when notified by the NHS Covid app (image: Getty/Mark Sutherland)

Downing Street contradicts minister on app alerts

By Emily Hawkins

Downing Street has contradicted a minister who said businesses and employees should make their own “informed decisions” concerning self-isolation alerts from the NHS app.

Lockdown easing: pub companies are waiting on updated Government guidance before deciding whether to encourage staff to continue wearing masks (image: Getty/LeoPatrizi)

Pub bosses mull future of masks

By Emily Hawkins

Pub bosses are considering whether or not to ask or require staff to wear face coverings beyond 19 July as 38% say they will ask staff to continue.

Self-isolation: staff have been required to stay at home after being alerted by the NHS Covid app that they have come into contact with an infectious person (image: MmeEmil / Getty)

Sector underwhelmed by changes to self-isolation

By Emily Hawkins

Pub bosses have called on the Government to urgently review self-isolation rules for those notified they have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for Covid.

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.

Get ready: pubs are legally required to display posters promoting the use of the new NHS Covid app from today (Thursday 24 September)

Pubs legally required to display NHS app codes

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs are legally required to display an official QR code poster from today (Thursday 24 September) so customers can check-in on the newly-launched NHS coronavirus app.

Helping the community: pubs have until Friday 24 July to enter the awards

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Community Services

By Ed Bedington

The corona crisis saw pubs come into their own within their local communities, stepping up to ensure vulnerable people were looked after.

Doctor doctor: NHS staff receive discounted meals as a gesture of thanks for their festive hard work

Half-price meals for NHS staff at Chestnut pubs

By Alice Leader

A pub and restaurant group is showing its gratitude to all NHS workers for their dedicated work over the festive period by offering 50% off all meals throughout January.

Pubwatch warning on public bodies

Pubwatch warning on public bodies

By Michelle Perrett

National Pubwatch has issued another warning against getting public bodies involved with decisions to ban offenders, after schemes in North Wales teamed up with hospitals.

Report: Young people drinking less

'Young people less tolerant of drinking'

By Adam Pescod

School children in England are becoming less tolerant of drinking among their peers, according to new NHS figures released this morning. Just under...

Pubwatch: NHS has joined Isle of Wight scheme

NHS to nominate people for pubwatch bans

By Lesley Foottit

Isle of Wight Pubwatch has announced a partnership with the NHS in a bid to reduce alcohol-related disorder. Two representatives from the Isle of...

Ambulance call-outs: could be reduced by in-house paramedics, say doctors

Doctors: clubs should employ paramedics

By Ewan Turney

A&E doctors have called for nightclubs to employ paramedics to take the pressure off hospitals. But the trade has expressed fears that it would...

Brits are being urged to take it easy after holidays

Drinkers told to go dry in September

By Ewan Turney

Drinkers in England have been urged to make September the new January and go dry for the month. The idea is being floated by the Department of...

Social clubs

Social clubs

Q My local social club is at an NHS hospital and regularly sells alcohol. However, it does not appear to have any notices displayed regarding the...