Pubs to sell 1.3million fewer pints & lose £5million during tomorrow's match due to Covid restrictions

PUBS will miss out on sales of £5million during tomorrow’s big match due to Covid restrictions, a trade group has said.

Customers must follow the rule of six — or two households — when in groups, observe social distancing and drink while seated at tables.

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It means landlords will sell 1.3million fewer pints and lose £5million in potential revenue, the British Beer and Pub Association said.

Emma McClarkin, of the BBPA, said: “Many pubs haven’t experienced the boost to trade which they’d hoped for from the Euros.

“No standing and limits on group sizes, as well as social distancing, are severely reducing the number of people who can enjoy the Euros at the pub.”

A BBPA survey found 85 per cent of pub-visiting football fans believe current Covid restrictions will negatively impact their experience of watching Euro 2020.

Ms McClarkin added: “To secure our pubs for future tournaments and national occasions like the Euros, there can be no further delays to the lifting of restrictions.

“On July 19, all restrictions on pubs must be lifted.”


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