Yorkshire news The 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants set to change MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The controversial 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants is set to be altered under the new system
Breaking News ! England will enter a tougher three-tier system when the national lockdown ends on December 2. The “Covid winter plan” is expected to place more areas into the higher tiers to keep the virus under control to ensure further restrictions are not needed, No 10 said. And it is understood that the controversial 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants will be altered under the new system. 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. Read More Related Articles What could England's new tier system look like? Read More Related Articles Three-tier local restrictions to be strengthened when lockdown 2 ends in December 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. 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.
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