CASINOS, bowling alleys and cinemas are to stay shut in areas where coronavirus infections are highest, the Prime Minister has announced. Boris Johnso
CASINOS, bowling alleys and cinemas are to stay shut in areas where coronavirus infections are highest, the Prime Minister has announced.
Boris Johnson announced the new rules for areas which are in Tier three, where pubs, restaurants and theatres must also stay closed.
It comes following fears by No10 that coronavirus “could quickly run out of control again”.
Indoor gym classes and gigs are also banned in areas where coronavirus cases are high.
Pubs and restaurants in Tier 3 areas will be closed – but they can still offer takeaway, delivery or drive-thru.
The government is expected to reveal the tier locations later this week, with reports suggesting that London will stay in Tier 2.
Full list of business that must close in Tier 3
THIS is the list of businesses that must close in Tier 3 areas.
- Pubs and restaurants (unless operating takeaway, delivery or drive-thru)
- Bowling Alleys
- Soft play areas
- Museums and galleries
- Live sport venues
Pubs and restaurants in Tier 2 will be allowed to open next Wednesday – but only if they serve a “substantial mean” with alcohol.
Punters will only be able to dine in with people in their bubbles, but can sit outside with people outside their household under the “rule of six”.
They will have to call last orders at 10pm but you’ll still get an hour to finish up drinks and food.
Boris Johnson also announced today:
More than 70 Tory MPs said they will oppose the new rules amid claims the hospitality sector had been treated as a “sacrificial lamb” to allow other sectors to survive.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak had reportedly argued for pubs and restaurants to be removed from the tier system on December 22, two days earlier than the relaxing of the rules for Christmas.
However, he appears to have been overruled by Mr Johnson as scientific advisers said hospitality businesses were responsible for a significant spread of the virus.
But The Sun revealed last week rules will be relaxed for five days from Christmas Eve until the delayed Boxing Day Bank Holiday on 28 December.
Yesterday Mr Gove announced there would be “limited additional household bubbling for a small number days” with a cap of three households coming together expected.