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Pub trade calls time on ‘triple whammy’ of new COVID reopening rules

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The pub trade has reacted angrily to the prospect of a “triple whammy” of new coronavirus restrictions when sites reopen in England, warning they risk further damage to businesses after a year of disruption.Hospitality industry representatives have written to the prime minister to express their outrage at new guidance governing the start of outside-only trade – due from 12 April under Boris Johnson’s roadmap.
One major concern is that every customer aged 16 or over should now provide contact details to staff, either via the NHS COVID-19 app or in person, in a change from rules last year which covered just …

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