Outdoor pubs, cafés and restaurants permitted reopening in June The move is expected to help the hospitality industry improve for another month Small open-air weddings can also be allowed in front of churches from July
Pubs, cafes, and restaurants with outdoor spaces may be able to reopen in just weeks as market-style stalls, as ministers are preparing to loosen seating licenses outside.
Businesses holding an outdoor seating license will seek government guidelines on how to restart the hospitality industry in a limited capacity from June 1. While blanket permission could be issued to companies wanting to add seating to their premises, they are currently facing up to £ 300 in cost. The managing director of Build Streets, Nicholas Boys Smith, has urged Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, to make it easier for businesses to operate outdoors seating to ease the transition back to normality, reports the telegraph
From July 4 small open-air weddings, held in socially distant conditions in front of churches, could also be allowed out of the lockdown as the third step of the roadmap of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. on Friday talks with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby, and the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, saw government layout plans to allow private prayer in worship places from July, the Telegraph reports.
Johnson is also believed to be proposing the temporary relaxation of Sunday trading laws to give key staff more time to buy shopping during quiet opening hours outside of shift hours. On Sunday night, the PM revealed in a public address to the nation that if they can create a socially distant environment in their establishment, some hospitality businesses could reopen on July 1,
To keep companies afloat, premises were permitted to run the takeaway facilities during the lockout. A source from Whitehall told The Telegraph that in the summer embracing outdoor the business could mean; more vibrant design of continental city centres Professor Alan Penn, a member of SAGE, the Government's Medical Emergency Advisory Board, told anyone venturing outside that the chance of contracting the virus outside is smaller.
He said The science suggests that both being outdoors in sunlight, with good ventilation, are highly protective from virus transmission Other scientists say they are totally in agreement' with Professor Penn and advocate
spending more time outdoors, where the virus is less likely to persist. People are more likely to catch the infection with other people in the enclosed spaces, where ventilation is poor and strangers regularly touch the same surfaces. Viruses may be less able to survive in sunlight on surfaces outside, as UV damages their genetic material, meaning that people are less likely to catch them, scientists say