More gloom for pubs as takeaway pints BANNED for 2nd lockdown


THERE’S more bad news for Britain’s pubs as takeaway pints will be banned throughout lockdown.

Yesterday evening, Boris Johnson announced that the UK will go back into lockdown from November 5 to December 2 to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.

The new lockdown rules say that takeaway pints will be banned

As a result, pubs and bars will need to close their doors again for the month-long period.

Even worse, unlike last time, pubs will be unable to serve takeaway alcohol to their customers.

The rules say: “Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.”

That means that pubs and bars with kitchens will still be able to do takeaway food for the lockdown period but all booze is banned.

This is dire news for the UK hospitality sector, which has already been destroyed by the coronavirus crisis.

CAMRA’s National Chairman, Nik Antona, said: “The second lockdown is a devastating blow for an industry that is already on its knees.

“Pubs across the country have already invested thousands to reopen COVID-safe environments despite facing seriously reduced incomes.”

“We also need a clear route map out of lockdown which is based on evidence, otherwise we will see many pubs and breweries close their doors forever.”

Last week, the Campaign For Real Ale warned that many pubs and breweries would struggle to survive the next few months without government support and funding.

The lockdown has been introduced as the government attempts to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.

Last lockdown, pubs survived by serving takeaway booze to customers

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