A Glasgow brewery has said they have been "left with no option" but to cut several members of staff in the wake of new Covid restrictions in the city.

WEST Brewery confirmed on Friday that staff who have been with the company for less than two years will be made redundant.

As a result, the popular venue in the city's East End will see their kitchen team with two less staff and Front of House team with three cuts.

“To say that we are upset to have to let any of our staff go is an understatement," a spokeswoman for WEST admitted.

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The company said the redundancies will be their "only chance to survive as a business", and to keep their doors open under Tier 3 restrictions.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Thursday that Glasgow City would be placed under Tier 3 restrictions as of November 2.

The restrictions mean people living in this area will be unable to consume alcohol indoors or outdoors at hospitality premises in the latest efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

It comes after several weeks of the area being under similar restrictions, which WEST said has equated to a loss of 75% of their normal revenue.

“For WEST, current restrictions mean the loss of all alcohol sales, coupled with the reduction on food sales and events, this equates to a loss of 75% of the company’s normal revenue," the spokeswoman explained. "Income has dropped dramatically whilst fixed running costs remain much the same, and as a result, we have been left with no option but to make redundancies.

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“Staff with less than two years’ service have been selected for redundancy, reducing our kitchen team by two and our Front of House team by three, as we are desperately trying to ensure that our remaining staff will have enough hours to be eligible for the Job Support Scheme.

"We have been forced to face the harsh reality that cutting staff, after having reduced all other possible overheads, including all senior managers taken salary cuts, this will be our only chance to survive as a business and to keep our doors open under Tier 3 or Tier 2 restrictions.”

She added: “We are pleading for the government to re-consider the detail of the Job Support Scheme and the packages available to businesses to help keep their doors open. We need to make sure hospitality sector Is not permanently decimated by this global pandemic.