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23rd June 2021

SBPA responds to delay in the easing of COVID restrictions

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association has today responded to the announcement by the First Minister that there will be a delay in Scotland to the easing of COVID restrictions.

Commenting, Emma McClarkin, CEO of the Scottish Beer & Pub Association said:

“It is very disappointing for our sector that we have yet another delay to the easing of restrictions. The hospitality industry has borne the brunt of these measures since March 2020, and every day that goes by with them in place causes more hardship and will result in further business failures. It is positive that we now have indicative dates alongside vaccination milestones, but we desperately need to see an end to these restrictions  altogether. Our sector’s recovery does not begin until that point. The 9th August cannot come soon enough. 

“We also desperately want to see some accommodations on curfew which would allow pubs to show the full Euro 2020 knock-out matches, which we hope will be forthcoming.” 

Press release from the Scottish Beer & Pub Association