BBPA provides Euro 2020 pub guidance

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has produced new guidance for pubs planning to screen UEFA Euro 2020 games ahead of the tournament next week.

The new guidance has been developed alongside the British Institute of Innkeeping, UKHospitality, the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Local Government Association, and aims to ensure the football screenings - starting 11 June - are a success, and that customers and staff remain safe.

It provides a simple bullet point list for operators to run through and make sure all aspects are considered and any appropriate steps taken for successful screenings, whether that is indoors or outdoors.

The guidance also notes the extra Covid-19 safety measures required, and also includes guidance pubs should consider with regards to security and suspicious behaviour, in particular counter-terrorism measures.

Pubs are the home of live sport and we cannot wait for the Euros and watching together a major tournament in the pub once more," says Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the BBPA. “This new guidance we have created with fellow trade bodies and the authorities will help pubs have a successful Euros.

“It is important people can enjoy the much-missed freedom of watching the football at the pub, but this guidance will help ensure everyone’s safety both in terms of Covid-19 but also any suspicious or antisocial behaviour.”

The guidance for pubs is free and available to all publicans and operators as a PDF download here.

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