Posted: 04.07.20 at 13:54 by Francesca Evans
Pub goers are being asked to be supportive of landlords and staff as they reopen under the government’s relaxation of lockdown rules.
The South West Tourism Alliance, the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the British Beer and Pub Association have issued a message to those planning to make the most of ‘Super Saturday’ today.
The joint statement, backed by Devon County Council, said: “We are conscious the last few months in lockdown have involved a huge amount of sacrifice from everyone, so it is fantastic that our pubs can finally reopen after all this time.
“We know that people are keen to begin to get life back to normal and understand the important role the pub can play in that. We are looking forward to welcoming people back into pubs in villages, towns and cities across the country this weekend, but we also want to impress upon people the importance of behaving responsibly.
“We ask pub goers to be supportive of landlords and pub staff, helping them to reopen in the best way possible. It’s important everyone respects the new measures in place to ensure everyone can enjoy the return of our pubs safely.
“If we all work together we can ensure that the reopening of pubs and hospitality is a success and an enjoyable experience for everyone.”