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Tightening for pubs and restaurants in England

New measures in England: Pubs and restaurants are not allowed to sell alcohol to take away for the time being.
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New measures in England: Pubs and restaurants are not allowed to sell alcohol to take away for the time being.

Because the spread of the coronavirus continues in England, the sale of alcoholic beverages to take away will be banned. This was announced by British Prime Minister Johnson in a televised speech.

The hospitals in Great Britain are currently reaching their capacity limits due to the increasing spread of the Corona virus. Therefore, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a hard lockdown for the whole of England. This also affects the country's pubs and restaurants.

Accordingly, catering establishments are no longer allowed to sell alcoholic beverages to take away for the time being. This is to prevent groups of people from gathering to drink outside pubs and in public places. This measure is expected to be in place until February 15. Delivery and click & collect of food and non-alcoholic drinks will still be permitted.

Help urgently needed

Meanwhile, industry associations are drawing attention to the fact that the UK's hospitality sector needs financial help fast. "Without urgent, adequate support, many pubs, including those that have survived centuries and two world wars, will be lost," said a spokesman.
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