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Pubs In England Will Be Able To Serve Takeaway Plastic Pints From 12 April

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Pubs In England Will Be Able To Serve Takeaway Plastic Pints From 12 April

Takeaway plastic pints will be allowed in pubs in England from 12 April, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

Boris Johnson recently set out the roadmap that will see the country exit its third national lockdown in the past year.

However, while his four-step plan explained that pubs would soon be able to reopen, with people allowed to access beer gardens, the question was asked whether the plastic pint pots that we saw last summer would be making a return.

And according to a spokesperson for Downing Street, they will be allowed from 'step two, from no earlier than the 12th of April, in line with outdoor hospitality'.

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Speaking in the House of Commons earlier this week, Mr Johnson outlined how restrictions will be 'cautiously' lifted, with a minimum of five weeks between each step.

Under the new rules set to come into place, from 12 April takeaway plastic pints will be permitted. Credit: PA
Under the new rules set to come into place, from 12 April takeaway plastic pints will be permitted. Credit: PA

Step One will begin from 8 March, when schools will open and people will be able to meet outdoors recreationally with one person from another household.

From 29 March, the rule of six will apply outdoors between two households and outdoor sport will return.

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Step Two will commence from 12 April at the earliest, at which point outdoor hospitality, gyms, libraries, all retail, and outdoor attractions can reopen.

Step Three will begin no earlier than 17 May and will allow groups of up to 30 to meet outdoors, cinemas to reopen and organised indoor sport to recommence. International travel will also be allowed.

Step Four will begin no earlier than 21 June, at which point there will be no legal limits on social contact, enabling nightclubs to reopen and large events to go ahead.

Let's hope we're able to enjoy a pint with our mates again soon. Credit: PA
Let's hope we're able to enjoy a pint with our mates again soon. Credit: PA
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Easing of restrictions will be done in four stages. Before proceeding to each stage, data will be collected and assessed to determine whether the following conditions are being met:

  • The vaccine deployment programme is continuing successfully.
  • Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
  • Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
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  • The assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new variants.

The government has also confirmed that due to the 'relatively uniform spread of the virus', restrictions will be eased at the same time across the country, rather than on a regional basis.

The news of the 'roadmap', was understandably cause of great excitement for millions of people up and down the country.

And if all goes to plan, and we are finally able to see our friends and family again - and indeed get back to the pub - people are saying this summer will be one to remember.

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Following the announcement, one optimistic Brit said: "So amazing seeing what that news has done to everyone's moods. Summer 2021 baby."

Another echoed: "2021 summer is gonna be f***ing amazing."

While a third person added: "My mood has significantly changed in the past few hours. Summer 2021 is going to be the best summer we've ever had."

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Topics: covid, lockdown, UK politics, UK government, Hospitality, England, Bars, Pubs, Coronavirus, Beer, Boris Johnson, Politics, Covid-19

Dominic Smithers
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