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Press Release


Prolonged social distancing to hurt the pub sector – CAMRA

In response to Professor Chris Whitty’s comments that social distancing will be needed until at least the end of 2020, please find a comment from CAMRA below.


Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s Chief Executive said:


“The pub industry was one of the first to be affected by the lockdown and it is likely to be one of the last to have restrictions lifted.


“This is having a hugely devastating impact not only on local businesses and jobs but on the breweries and cider producers that sell their products through pubs.


“The Government needs to recognise the impact of an extended lockdown on these businesses and confirm that the support package in place is extended until all restrictions are lifted. It must also consider a support package for pubs, breweries and cideries after they are able to re-open, in recognition that it will take many months for businesses to recover fully.”


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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 192,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.