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COVID-19 Update 22nd February 2021
English bars have proposed re-opening date:
Bars in England could open with no social distancing on Monday, May 17, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed today.
This will be three weeks after customers will be able to get a pint in beer gardens.
Outdoor hospitality, without the necessity to have a ‘substantial’ meal, could be lifted on April 12 but nightclubs will have to wait until at least June 21.
The Government’s new four-step plan to ease lockdown in England, could see all limits on social contact lifted on mid summer’s day when nightclubs could be able to welcome back their first customers in over a year.
However all these proposed dates require four tests on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variants to be met at each stage.
The plan, said Johnson, aimed to be "cautious but irreversible" and at every stage decisions would be led by "data not dates".
Case rates must continue to fall, as must pressure on the NHS and roll out of the vaccination before moving to next stage.
The devolved nations, including Wales, have the power to set their own restrictions but have largely moved in the same direction, though at different speeds, during the pandemic.
Wales has not yet said when bars might reopen, but an announcement is expected shortly.