Coronavirus

Hospitality businesses reopen in Jersey

It comes as Boris Johnson is set to announce a new road map out of lockdown - with many speculating that the PM will allow pubs and restaurants to reopen for outdoor trading in April

Hospitality businesses in Jersey will reopen this Monday 22 February, with new restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  

Under new government guidelines, seated food and drink services may resume in licensed and non-licensed premises; however, alcohol can only be served with a main meal.

Furthermore, alcoholic drinks cannot be ordered once the meal is finished – with last orders at 10pm. Customers must also wear a mask at all times except for when eating and drinking. 

The easing of restrictions will also see hotels and places of accommodation reopen – however, the government will only allow guests for staycation purposes and passengers visiting the island who need to isolate.

It comes as Boris Johnson is set to announce a new road map out of lockdown – with many speculating that the PM will allow pubs and restaurants to reopen for outdoor trading in April. 

Since December, UK hospitality venues have only been allowed to open for takeaway and delivery services. 

Deputy Richard Renouf, Jersey’s minister for health and social services, said: “I would like to thank Islanders for continuing to follow public health advice and for acting to protect others: this has allowed us to ease some restrictions on the hospitality industry. We have put in place these protective measures to ensure a safe return to normal island life.”

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