News 11 January 2021

Pubs & Restaurants Could Be Closed Until May As Lockdown Set To Last Until March

11 January 2021

England’s third national lockdown could last until March, with pubs and restaurants reportedly set to re-open two months after, according to reports.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, a source said Downing Street is considering keeping England in lockdown until March 23 – which would mark the one year anniversary of Boris Johnson’s “stay at home” speech.

We could have to wait even longer to sit in pubs and restaurants as the source said May is when the hospitality sector could re-open for business.

“The May Day bank holiday is more likely the moment you see pubs reopening,” the source said.

The reports come nearly a week after Boris Johnson placed England in it’s third national lockdown.

When speaking to Sky News last week, Cabinet Minister Michael Gove admitted the latest set of coronavirus restrictions could last until March, adding that the initial mid-February review of lockdown depends on the progression of the vaccine rollout.

Mr Gove said: “I think it’s right to say that as we enter March we should be able to lift some of these restrictions but not necessarily all.”