Takeaway pints banned under new lockdown rules as pubs and restaurants to close

A change in lockdown rules has banned takeaway booze for Brits, meaning restaurants selling takeaway meals will not be allowed to sell beer, wine or other alcohol during the second Covid-19lockdown.

Punters will not be able to get a takeaway pint or a glass of bubbly from their local throughout the lockdown, despite Brits being allowed to buy a bev earlier on in the year.

Lockdown rules clarifying Boris Johnson’s nationwide closure of hospitality venues states the takeaway of alcohol will not be permitted.

Pubs, restaurants and bars will be able to open however only if they have a kitchen and can provide a delivery service.

The rules state: "Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services.

"However, the takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed."

Boris’ decision is a tough pill to swallow for the hospitality sector, which has already been decimated by the coronavirus crisis.

During the first lockdown, chains such as Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Bella Italia, Frankie and Benny’s and Giraffe were forced to cut back or shut up shop.

The Prime Minister addressed the nation on Halloween from Downing Street, announcing a total lockdown across England from November 5 to December 2nd.

He closed all non-essential shops, gyms, and beauty facilities, as well as pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues for a second time.

Tens of thousands of people were placed on the government’s furlough scheme, which was due to expire on October 31 but has been extended throughout November and December.

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CAMRA’s National Chairman, Nik Antona, said: "The second lockdown is a devastating blow for an industry that is already on its knees.

"Pubs across the country have already invested thousands to reopen COVID-safe environments despite facing seriously reduced incomes.

"We also need a clear route map out of lockdown which is based on evidence, otherwise we will see many pubs and breweries close their doors forever."

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