The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a survey for pub-goers, and beer and cider drinkers, to determine their attitudes towards visiting the local once lockdown lifts.
The survey, which has already been taken by 13,000 people, is designed to determine the ongoing issues that may face the pub industry post-lockdown and identify government measures required to support the industry over the coming months, particularly if limits are imposed on the number of customers allowed on premises at any given time.
The five-minute survey looks at how many people will be willing to go to pubs that have social distancing measures in place, which aspect of going to the pub they’ve missed the most during lockdown, and whether they want to see locally-produced and independent real ales and ciders available in pubs when they re-open.
The survey is open for responses until Monday, 18th May, and can be found at www.camra.org.uk/covid-19-survey/.
National CAMRA chairman, Nik Antona, said: “When pubs re-open they will need support from customers more than ever before. That’s why we need to identify now how people feel about returning to their local, what impact social distancing measures will have on pub-going, and what social aspects of pubs people are most looking forward to.
“This will help CAMRA to better represent beer and cider drinkers’ and pub-goers’ interests when detailed plans are being drawn up to re-open pubs, and allow us to ensure pubs and their staff get the support they need to stay afloat in the months ahead.”