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23rd June 2020

Safe Pub: Covid-19 assurance

Cask Marque has partnered with Visit Britain to create a Covid-19 compliance accreditation scheme for its 9,500 pubs and the 1,700 pubs listed on the Stay in a Pub website.

The purpose is three-fold:

  • To ensure pubs are aware of their responsibilities to Covid-19 compliance.
  • To reassure consumers that Cask Marque pubs and Stay in a Pub accommodation is safe to visit.
  • To inform local communities about the public health and safety measures pubs are putting in place.

Paul Nunny, Director of Cask Marque said “There is a concern that the Government’s ‘Stay at Home’ campaign has been so successful that consumers will initially be unwilling to go to public places.  Giving them reassurance that the pub is safe will help to breakdown these barriers.”

The accreditation scheme will be free to Cask Marque pubs and will take the form of an online self-accreditation.  It will also be monitored by a mystery visitor programme.

As soon as the Government announces guidelines for the hospitality industry, Cask Marque will be able to promote the scheme to Cask Marque pubs and supply the necessary point of sale material.




Editors Notes

Further information about the scheme can be obtained from:

Paul Nunny on 07768 614065 and

When the guidance of hospitality is announced the scheme will go live and further details will be on the Cask Marque website at

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