NHS app to reduce pings
The pub and bar industry has welcomed the changes made to the NHS app to reduce pings.
The pub and bar industry has welcomed the news that, based on public health advice, changes will be made to the NHS app to reduce pings.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said it hopes the changes to the app will reduce mounting losses and the huge impact of the 'pingdemic' on pubs, which has cost the pub sector £36m in lost revenue to date.
The trade association has told Pub & Bar that as many as 1,000 pubs have been forced to temporarily close due to large numbers of their staff being pinged on the app and having to isolate.
Further analysis conducted by the BBPA found that on average, per week, being forced to close due to the pingdemic costs a pub £9,500 in trade and much more for larger venues.
Despite welcoming changes to the app, the BBPA said more support was still needed from government to boost the beer and pub sector as it starts its recovery.