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‘Another blow for the British boozer’: Council health and safety inspectors urge pubgoers not to bring their own tankards and use fresh glasses instead to stop contamination of tap nozzles

  • Health inspectors are carrying out checks for first time since pandemic began
  • They are urging bars to use fresh glasses to stop contamination of tap nozzles
  • The common pub practice is falling foul of their concerns about the coronavirus

Many an ale lover enjoys drinking from their own glass or tankard at the pub.

But the common practice of refilling glasses is falling foul of Covid concerns.

Council health and safety inspectors – who are carrying out checks for the first time since the pandemic began – are urging bars to use fresh glasses every time to stop the risk of tap nozzles being contaminated.

Pubs are not specifically required by law to do this but they are obliged to serve drinks in a hygienic way. 

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Pubgoer Dean Valler, 44, of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, said: ‘It’s another blow for the British boozer.’

Many an ale lover enjoys drinking from their own glass or tankard at the pub. But the common practice of refilling glasses is falling foul of Covid concerns

Many an ale lover enjoys drinking from their own glass or tankard at the pub. But the common practice of refilling glasses is falling foul of Covid concerns

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