Portman Group launches Covid-19 blog

Portman Group's Covid-19 blog

Alcohol industry watchdog the Portman Group has launched a new blog series: ‘Responsible actions to Covid-19’.

The series features alcohol charities, partnerships and industry bodies and looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the alcohol sector, demonstrating the responsible and rapid response from the industry.

A new blog will be shared every Monday and Thursday and will feature posts from across the alcohol-related sector.

Over the coming weeks, blog posts will be shared from several organisations including the British Beer and Pub Association, the Scotch Whisky Association, the Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking and ClubSoda.

The Portman Group will also share the measures taken by members and research on drinking habits during lockdown. Additionally, Drinkaware will share how to best support those whose drinking has increased to higher levels.

John Timothy, CEO of the Portman Group, said: “Navigating Covid-19 has been a challenge for all in our industry. This blog series is a coming together of the bodies involved in alcohol. We are delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on the actions of a sector acting fast and responsibly during the pandemic. This blog draws the perspectives of the major champions of responsible action, to understand how they responded and to learn for the future.”