PUB gardens and outdoor cafes are set to reopen around April 12 to 19 as the Prime Minister unveils the roadmap to end the Covid lockdown.
The national stay-at-home order is to be scrapped as the Rule of Six returns in late March.
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Pub gardens and outdoor cafes are set to reopen around April 12 to 19Credit: Alamy
Restaurants and pubs will be able to serve customers outdoors from mid-ApriCredit: Alamy
The rest of the restrictions will be eased in May and June with inside mixing and drinking – with the hope of normality by July
Restaurants and pubs will be able to serve customers outdoors from mid-April.
The rest of the restrictions will be eased in May and June with inside mixing and drinking – with the hope of normality by July, when every adult will have been offered a Covid jab first dose.
On March 29, the “Rule of Six” will return to parks and private gardens – allowing six people from up to six different households to mix outdoors.
If just two households come together they can meet with no cap on their size.
This means families will be meeting together in parks and gardens by Easter.
Last night the PM said: “Our decisions will be made on the latest data at every step.
“We will be cautious about this approach so that we do not undo the progress we have achieved so far and the sacrifices each and every one of you has made to keep yourself and others safe.
“We have therefore set four key tests which must be met before we can move through each step of the plan. I’ll be setting out a roadmap to bring us out of lockdown cautiously.”
The Prime Minister is said to be optimistic as he gets ready to unveil the “stairway” towards a normal life thanks to the rollout of the Covid jab.
Pubs could reopen for indoor drinks in May after outdoor services return in AprilCredit: Kevin Dunnett – The Sun
Boris Johnson will unveil his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday eveningCredit: PA:Press Association
Brits will be able to head to outdoor pub gardens in AprilCredit: Alamy
It comes after the Sun revealed Boris – who is expected to ditch the tiers system – had been given the confidence to unlock the UK faster thanks to the success of the jabs programme.
More than 17million people have already received their first dose of the vaccine.
And Boris has vowed to offer every adult in Britain a Covid jab by the end of July.
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Landlords, restaurateurs and chefs have spent months preparing to serve customers outside.
But while they want to be back open by Easter, it is likely it will be put off until at least May under the government’s lockdown roadmap.
Trade body UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has urged Boris Johnson not leave them behind.
She said: “We need to be in the first phase of re-opening. Summer will be too late for many businesses.”
Pubs across the country want to start serving punters in time for al fresco April.
A poll for The Sun on Sunday found 81 per cent rated the country’s jabs programme a success.
Our poll found people are willing to carry a vaccine passport to show they’ve had a jab if it means pubs and restaurants can open sooner.
Some 62 per cent would be happy to do so in all circumstances. Only 15 per cent were totally opposed, the poll for The Sun on Sunday found.
It is feared, however, that the roadmap will have too many speed restrictions for thousands of pubs, cafes and restaurants.