- The UK government introduced a 10 p.m. curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants, and compulsory table service as part of its latest coronavirus safety measures.
- Industry bodies have described this as “another crushing blow” that will “devastate” the sector well into 2021.
- Two in five adults said they will go out less often as a result of curfew, according to a survey from market research company CGA.
- The curfew will also affect takeaways. CEOs of fast-food giants KFC and Pizza Hut warned that the curfew could have a “catastrophic impact.”
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England’s new 10 p.m. curfew at pubs, bars, and restaurants — designed to push down COVID-19 cases — is “another crushing blow” to struggling businesses now facing closure, owners have said.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of members of the UK’s biggest pub and