Pub and restaurant bosses in areas of England about to go into a tier three coronavirus lockdown hit out at the Government today, claiming the hospitality industry was being ‘thrown under a bus’ and should be kept open. Some bar owners in Greater Manchester – which will go into tier three at 0.01am on Friday – said they were rushing to find a food vendor to avoid them having to shut, while others said they had no choice but to close. And a pub landlady in Sheffield – which will go into tier three at 0.01am on Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire – has said she is ‘devastated’ about the new restrictions imposed on her industry. Some 7.3million people will be under the highest lockdown level by Saturday, including 1.6million people in Liverpool, 2.8million in Greater Manchester, 1.5million in Lancashire and 1.4million in South Yorkshire. In tier three areas, social mixing is banned both indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars must close unless they can operate as a restaurant. The rule of six applies in some outdoor settings such as parks. Local leaders help the Government decide whether other venues should be closed, such as gyms… Read full this story
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