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COVID-19 – Opportunity to Pull Together

Written by Steve Bury

In light of Government advice to avoid pubs and other social venues during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Campaign for Real Ale has launched an industry-wide initiative with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and Crowdfunder to help support the brewing and pubs industry by promoting their unique initiatives to stay afloat. You can find out more about these activities by visiting

While supporting the industry, we also recognise that many people are losing the valuable social connection that is part of the fabric of pub-going right when they need it most. That’s why we’ve set up this virtual pub community where we can share a pint, toast to beer o’clock, host pub quizzes and more – all from the safety of our homes.

Everyone should follow NHS guidance on Covid-19, including staying at home wherever possible, and ensuring social distancing when leaving their home for essential purposes:

The latest Government guidance on which businesses can remain open and for what types service can be found here:…/further-businesses-and-premises-to-clo…

If you run a hospitality business and have questions about licensing or planning that are not answered in the Government guidance, please contact a trade association or your local council – CAMRA cannot offer you professional advice.

Any business which can remain open during the Covid-19 crisis must adhere to government guidance on hygiene and social distancing:…/guidance-for-food-businesses-on-corona…

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