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UK Lockdown: Pubs and Restaurants could be allowed to re-open in April with a ban on alcohol

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Pubs and Restaurants within the UK could be allowed to re-open in April with a ban on the sale of alcohol. After government documents were leaked.

It is believed that there will be a temporary ban on the sale of alcohol to enable to easing of the Covid restrictions after Easter.

The news provides owners within the hospitality industry with a little bit of hope that the light is at the end of the tunnel.

Boris Johnson is announcing his roadmap to the lifting of the lockdown on February 22nd The Telegraph has reported.

Police Chiefs warned last yet that when drunk people do not adhere to social distancing rules, which was supported by images of pubs over the summer which often showed packed streets and large drunken gatherings once the 10 pm curfew hit in.

The alternative to a ban on the sale of alcohol is to keep the pubs and restaurants closed until later in the year when more people have been vaccinated. It’s not great news for dry pubs & nightclubs who would have to remain closed until more people within the UK have been vaccinated

Punishments of Cafes and Coffee Shops

UK Lockdown: Pubs and Restaurants could be allowed to re-open in April with a ban on alcohol 1

Considered to be one of the areas within the industry that has spent millions making them covid safe cafes and Coffee shops could be allowed to open a little earlier.

With very good social distancing and spacing in place, they were caught up in the blanket of hospitality restrictions despite the main risk of transmission coming from drinker who does not socially distance.

Outdoor socialising is expected to be allowed to return in March when the schools re-open, with a much wider relaxation planned for May because it is expected by then that the most vulnerable will be vaccinated.

Following the leaked reports over the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown Boris has warned people to stick to the rules and told people in a video posted on Twitter that it is ‘still early days’ to start talking about opening up society.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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