LEGAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Pubs and restaurants in England may not open until May: report

Tougher lockdown measures could be on their way.

Downing Street is reportedly considering keeping the lockdown in place until late March, according to The Sunday Times​​​, with pubs and restaurants forced to remain closed through to the beginning of May.

"The May Day bank holiday [1-3 May] is more likely the moment you see pubs reopening,” a source told the paper.

Under the latest lockdown, hospitality businesses are able to continue offering takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-thru and delivery services. However, venues are banned from selling takeaway alcoholic drinks.

When originally announcing the lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the restrictions could be eased by the middle of February “if things go well.”

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