UK news New guidelines for going to pubs and restaurants when lockdown ends last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The controversial 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants is set to be altered under the new system
Breaking News ! Pubs and restaurants will have a new set of rules when they are allowed to open again once the national lockdown ends. A tougher three-tier system is being introduced when the 28 day lockdown ends on December 2. The so-called “Covid winter plan” that the Prime Minister is expected to reveal in a speech next week will place more areas into the higher tiers to keep the virus under control to ensure further restrictions are not needed. The government received a lot of criticism for bringing in a 10pm curfew, and this is likely to be changed. The Prime Minister is expected to say that, while last orders must be called at 10pm, people will get an extra hour to finish their food and drinks with opening hours to be extended until 11pm. There was also a large queue outside Revolution in Cambridge on the last day before the national lockdown The Cabinet is expected to discuss and sign off the plan on Sunday before Mr Johnson announces it to Parliament the following day. The original three-tier strategy in October, split different areas of England into medium, high and very high alert levels. Areas in the first tier – medium alert – were subject to the same national measures which were in force at the time across the country including a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people.
. Tier 3 – very high alert – banned social mixing both indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars were told to close unless they could operate as a restaurant. But the system was criticised as not being strong enough to reduce the spread of the virus. The plan that will be announced on Monday will also outline out how people will be able to spend their Christmas, but ministers stressed some restrictions are expected to remain in place. You can use the widget below to see how many cases there are in your local area:
Several households – potentially three – could be allowed to create a bubble temporarily between December 22 and 28, with the plans covering all four nations of the UK, according to the Daily Telegraph. Restrictions on church services are also due to be lifted allowing Christmas Day services to be held, the paper said. But while plans have not yet been set out, ministers have made clear that the festive season will be different to normal.