Saturday, May 18

Day: June 8, 2020

Pubs may reopen two weeks early
Featured, United Kingdom

Pubs may reopen two weeks early

    Pubs in England could reopen again two weeks earlier than planned on 22 June, according to reports. Ministers hope to speed up the timetable in an attempt to prevent up to 3.5 million workers in the hospitality sector losing their jobs, it is claimed. Under the current schedule, bars, hotels and restaurants are due to stay shut until July at the earliest – although they can serve customers outside their premises. However, a group of ministers including chancellor Rishi Sunak are said to be looking at ways to help pubs to reopen using beer gardens, terraces and marquees. The Financial Times, which claims to have confirmation of the plans from three Whitehall officials, reported that the ministers were calling themselves the “Save Summer Six”. Mr Sunak is said to b...