The Prime Minister announced today to MPs in the House of Commons that the pub beer gardens will not be allowed to reopen until April 12th at the earliest.
The hospitality sector is only allowed to offer outdoor seating, and this summer the British can enjoy a drink outside in the sun.
Boris Johnson said: “We will start reopening our outdoor pubs and restaurants and there will be no curfew. The Scottish egg debate will end as alcohol does not have to be served with a substantial meal. “
Customers must be seated when ordering food and alcohol and the rule of six or two households at most applies.
Pubs, restaurants, B & Bs, hotels and sporting events are allowed to reopen on April 12th.
From June 21st, all legal restrictions on social contact were removed and the remaining economic sectors reopened.
Johnson told MPs this roadmap would “carefully but irreversibly lead us to regain our freedoms.”
“The threat remains significant, as the number of hospitals is only now starting to drop below the peak of the first wave in April.
“But we can take these steps because of the determination of the British people and the extraordinary success of our NHS in vaccinating more than 17.5 million people across the UK.”