Pub, Bar And Restaurant Restrictions: Here's The Latest Government Information

Marianna Gould
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Photo credit: SOPA Images - Getty Images

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In an announcement made today (Monday 22 February), Boris Johnson has released a phased plan to ease lockdown restrictions.

After a two-month long lockdown, Boris Johnson has announced a 'cautious, and irreversible' plan to exit lockdown in the coming months. He's expected to hold a news conference this evening (19:00), further detailing the plans.

Key Dates & Information

Under the new roadmap, Boris has underlined a number of key dates.

  • All schools in England are set to re-open on the 8 March, and outdoor socialising with one other person will be permitted.

  • On the 29 March, up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet outdoors. And outdoor sports facilities will reopen.

  • Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality will be allowed to open from the 12 April.

  • From 17 May, indoor hospitality including pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to re-open their doors (two households may mix indoors). The 'rule of six' will be abolished, and replaced by a maximum gathering of 30. At this point, cinemas, hotels, performances and sporting events will also be able to begin opening.

  • All measures are set to end on the 21 June.

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The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it's possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing. For any concerns and latest advice, visit the World Health Organisation. If you're in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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