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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Portman Group – Monday 28th September, 2020

This blog  covers all the research the Portman Group have conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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UK Spirits Alliance – Thursday 1st October, 2020

This blog post covers the UK spirits industry’s community led approach to tackling the pandemic

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SAIP – Monday 5th October, 2020

This blog is from the SAIP who detail the Scottish campaign for the safe re-opening of the hospitality industry.

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 IARD – Thursday 8th October, 2020

IARD share the international response to the pandemic.

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Portman Group – Monday 12th October, 2020

This blog posts reveals the truth about stockpiling and the sales of alcohol during lockdown.

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Club Soda – Thursday 15th October

Club soda share the experience of mindful drinking during lockdown.

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Portman Group – Monday 19th October, 2020

We share the latest advice around alcohol sampling during a pandemic

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Next blog post – Monday 26th October

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


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