Pubs could be allowed to reopen after Easter but will not be allowed to sell alcohol. The ‘news’ is being widely reported, but as yet no official attribution has yet been pinned to an ‘official’ source.
Sifting through various reports of the ‘story’ it seems to have stemmed from government scientific advisors being concerned of social distancing not being observed as alcohol levels rise in drinkers.
As the good news surrounding the vaccination roll out increases, and government need to be applauded for that, it seems reopening is once again the centre of attention.
Boris Johnson is facing increasing pressure from cabinet colleagues and Conservative back benchers to accelerate plans for reopening. Alongside the no alcohol pub story, others are suggesting that pubs could reopen for takeaway alcohol sales from April, with customers then being allowed to drink on premises in May.
As the vaccination rate increases, it seems speculation on the reopening of hospitality and the wider economy does too. The ‘story’ of pubs reopening unable to sell alcohol should have been embargoed until 1 April, so it could be dismissed immediately.
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