Featuring alcohol charities, partnerships and industry bodies, we have put together this blog series to chart the responsible actions to COVID-19 by the alcohol-related sector. The blog will look at the impact of the pandemic, as well as the actions taken by key industry players. Every Monday and Thursday we will publish a blog post penned by a leading organisation within the alcohol sector to offer an insight into their COVID-19 experience.

Introduction Blog – Monday 7th September, 2020

Welcome to the Portman Group’s 2020 blog series. In this blog post, our CEO John Timothy introduces the series.

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British Beer and Pub Association – Thursday 10th September, 2020

In this blog post, the BBPA share how pubs stepped up to support local communities during the height of lockdown.

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Producer Actions – Monday 14th September, 2020

This blog post looks at the actions taken by producers to help support the COVID-19 relief effort.

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 Hand Sanitiser – Thursday 17th September, 2020

Read this blog post, penned by the SWA on the Scottish Whisky Industry’s production of hand sanitisers.


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Portman Group Research – Monday 21st September, 2020

This blog post covers the Portman Group’s first round of research into lockdown drinking in partnership with YouGov.

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 Drinkaware – Thursday 24th September, 2020

Drinkaware explain how they supported those who struggled to moderate their drinking during lockdown.

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Next blog post – Monday 28th September, 2020

Check back on Monday for the next blog post in the series.




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