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30th April 2021

BBPA responds to Written Ministerial Statement on COVID-status certification

Calls on Government to rule out COVID-status certification for pubs

Responding to Michael Gove’s statement on COVID-status certification, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: 

“This empty statement gives our sector no long term clarity on whether it will be affected by COVID-status certificates or not.

“Now more than ever our sector needs certainty as it looks forward to reopening indoors from May 17th and without any restrictions at all from June 21st.

“If the Government is not looking to impose COVID-status certification on pubs, then it should simply come forward and rule them out now. Publicans have already faced enough stress and uncertainty as it is without having to worry about these unnecessary and unworkable passports.”

Press release from BBPA