10 May 2021

Restaurants and pubs in England to reopen indoors in a week

Economics Correspondent

Hugging is coming back – in England at least, as Boris Johnson confirmed the next step in unlocking the country from the coronavirus restrictions, with the UK’s alert level lowered to three.

From next Monday, restaurants and pubs can open indoors, along with theatres and cinemas, while friends and family can cautiously hug each other again.

Businesses which have been shut for months are now busy getting ready for their big reopening.