With England's pubs and bars allowed to reopen on Saturday [4th July] following 15 weeks of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CGA's Outlet Index suggests that 18,277 of a possible 40,575 pubs and bars that could have reopened over the weekend, did so, equating to 45.04%. This figure provides a baseline from which CGA will continue to track the recovery of the sector.
“The fact that 45% of England’s pubs and bars opened over the first weekend post-lockdown, reflects the phased reopening that many businesses in the sector have been planning for. We know more will be opening their doors during the coming week, and the market as a whole will be learning from the successes and occasional teething problems of their colleagues over the last couple of days to ensure the public can safely enjoy the pub and bar experience in the weeks to come,” commented CGA's director of food & retail Karl Chessell.
CGA's Outlet Index: Updated daily, it is the most comprehensive and up to date database of licensed outlets.
The total number of pubs and bars that could have reopened excludes those in Leicester.