‘It’s going to be tough – last time was borderline unviable’

Shaun Collinge behind the bar at the Maltings. Photographs: Richard McDougall

The first to break the news that York was in Tier 2 was Shaun Collinge, of The Maltings pub on Tanners Moat.

He told YorkMix: “It’s going to be tough.

“Tier 2 last time – without the substantial meal – was hard enough and was borderline unviable.

“As York itself has reduced it’s infection rates over the last month below the national average I’m very disappointed with the government’s decision.

“Myself and many others in the hospitality sector are going to find Tier 2 a difficult tier to work with.”