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BII, BBPA & UKH issue open letter to pub sector

We, alongside the BBPA (British Beer & Pub Association) and UKHospitality, have today sent a joint letter to our respective members, following our collaboration on a set of draft protocols for the safe reopening of pubs.

The draft was shared with BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and industrial Strategy) at the end of last week to feed into the Pubs and Restaurants taskforce – with Government ultimately publishing the final rules for how the sector reopens.

In a joint statement, our trade bodies emphasised that the protocols were still in the initial stages of consultation with Government.

“Working closely together as industry bodies we were keen to ensure that our members had an initial view of the potential requirements for reopening. We have developed the frameworks that will provide our members with an outline on how to safely reopen their venues as soon as they are able, however we would caution against making costly, significant changes to their businesses ahead of the final requirements from Government.”

Click here to read the full letter

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