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Restrictions On Takeaway Alcohol Seen As A “Death Knell” For Many Businesses In The Hospitality Industry

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Responding to the latest national lockdown in England and the announcement for grants of up to £9,000 for hospitality businesses, CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said: “The national lockdown is yet another devastating blow for an already struggling industry, which follows hot on the heels of nearly a year of restrictions, curfews and forced closures.

Antona also went on to highlight the damage that could be caused to the hospitality industry through the banning of takeaway alcohol, “Takeaway sales, in sealed containers, for people to take home, were a real lifeline for the trade in previous lockdowns and restricting that route to market now would be a death knell for many pubs”.

The latest government guidelines explain that businesses required to close include “hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs; with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through. All food and drink (including alcohol) can continue to be provided by delivery.” (Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home#businesses-and-venues)

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