Boris Johnson has confirmed that pubs and restaurants can serve food and drinks indoors from mid-May.
When it comes to outdoor hospitality, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve food and drinks outside no earlier than April 12.
The Prime Minister announced the move in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon as part of his long-awaited roadmap out of lockdown.
Punters will be glad to hear there will be no 10pm curfew in place, as there was before, and there will be no rules that say you must have a meal in order to buy a drink.
However, the ‘Rule of Six’ will apply and you must be seated when ordering anything.
The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, so this is great news for landlords.
Recently, Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, said: “We are hopeful that, in the coming weeks and months, we can begin to welcome customers back and we know that people will be eager to socialise with their friends and families safely in our venues.
“That means we need to start laying the groundwork now.
“We need to make sure that the hospitality sector is in the best possible position to help rebuild as we done in the past.”
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