The Prime Minister has told MPs in the House of Commons today that pub beer gardens will be allowed to reopen on 12 April, at “the earliest.”
Hospitlality sector will be allowed to provide outdoor seating only, and this summer Brits will be able to enjoy a drink outside in the sun.
Boris Johnson said, “We will begin to reopen our pubs and restaurants outdoors and there will be no curfew. The scotch egg debate will be over, as there will be no requirement for alcohol to be served with a substantial meal.”
Customers must be seated when ordering food and alcohol and the rule of six will or a maximum of two households will apply.
Pubs, restaurants, B&Bs, hotels and sporting events will be allowed to reopen on 12 April.
From 21 June all legal limitis on social contact could be removed with the remainin areas of the economy to be reopened.
Johnson told MPs, this roadmap would “guide us cautiously but irreversibly towards reclaiming our freedoms”.
“The threat remains substantial with the numbers in hospital only now beginning to fall below the peak of the first wave in April.
“But we are able to take these steps because of the resolve of the British people and the extraordinary success of our NHS in vaccinating more than 17.5m people across the UK.”