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Pubs In England Will Be Able To Open Outside In A Week

Tom Wood

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Pubs In England Will Be Able To Open Outside In A Week

Well folks, we've nearly made it. After a seemingly endless winter in lockdown, pubs and restaurants in England will be able to reopen for outdoor service by this time next week.

Obviously, a lot will depend on the weather and whether individual premises choose to reopen or not, but by Monday 12 April we'll be able to wrap our gobs around a cold pint of draught beer, either way.

Of course, it's not the only thing that changes on 12 April, but it will be top of many people's lists of things to do having endured the bleakest months of the year trapped in a third England-wide lockdown at home.

So, what more excuse do you need to dress for the weather and start putting some money back into the hospitality sector.

Lord knows, they could use all the help they can get right now.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Statistics from the Local Data Company (LDC) showed that an average of 48 businesses have been lost from the hospitality, retail, and leisure sectors every day, so we need to find a way of supporting the businesses that matter most to us once again.

From 12 April, not only will pubs and restaurants be able to serve people outside, we'll also be able to have a haircut once again, as non-essential businesses reopen.

Gyms and leisure centres will be back open, as will outdoor attractions such as zoos.

You'll still have to abide by the 'rule of six' - meaning you can only visit any of these places with up to six people or two households, and you can still only see people from your household or support bubble indoors, but it's better than nowt, right?

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Also possible from next Monday will be holidays, at least to an extent.

According to the government's roadmap, you will be allowed to go off to 'self-contained holiday accommodation' as of next week.

That includes campsites, holiday cottages and lets, and caravans.

The only requirement is that all of the facilities - that means sleeping areas, catering, and basically anything indoors - are only for the use of one single household or support bubble.

As for those pints, many will be pleased to learn that, while indoor areas and indoor mixing won't be allowed, there will no longer be restrictions on opening times or the 'substantial meal' rule.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

That means you won't have to get a pasty with your pint.

So, let's pray for some good weather, and get back into the pub. If we don't we could lose even more of them for good.

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Topics: Food, UK News, England, Pubs, Coronavirus, Food And Drink, Covid-19

Tom Wood
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