The proposed date for pubs and restaurants to reopen could be brought forward from July to June after the Prime Minister revealed the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is happening faster than first thought.
In a Zoom meeting with the Commons Liaison committee yesterday, the PM suggested that hotels, restaurants and pubs may open as soon as next month rather than the initial date of 4th July.
Boris Johnson said: "It is really difficult to bring forward hospitality measures in a way that involves social distancing.
"But I am much more optimistic about that than I was. We may be able to do things faster than I previously thought.”
During the meeting, the Prime Minister also asked scientists to review the two-meter social distancing rule - the single biggest barrier to places reopening - in the hope it could be reduced.
All pubs, bars and restaurants have been closed across Britain since the coronavirus lockdown was announced on Friday 20th March.