As we make our way back to normality, the first sign of happier times has come from Downing Street today as they have confirmed takeaway pints and cocktails will be back. Pubs haven’t been able to sell alcohol to takeaway since the third lockdown began in January, but as well ease out of lockdown they will be permitted to do so once again.
This will hopefully be a real boost for the industry that has been hit hardest as they can start to make a living one more. Pubs will be able to sell takeaway pints from step two of the Government’s plan which will be no earlier than April 12th. Downing Street confirmed that takeaway alcohol will be allowed again in “Step 2, from no earlier than April 12, in line with outdoor hospitality”.
April 12th will see the return of non-essential retail such as hairdressers, salons, and gyms will also be permitted to reopen. Beer gardens and outdoor dining will also return as well as holiday lets for one household. As per the Government’s roadmap.
As people were gathering in large groups previously, the restriction on takeaway pints won’t be lifted any earlier than his, according to Boris Johnson spokesman.