All the Covid rules pubs in Sheffield will have to follow from Monday, May 17

From Monday, May 17 people will be able to sit inside pubs, cinemas and theatres as lockdown eases further in England – and this time without any 10pm curfews.

By Kev Rogers
Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:50 pm

Boris Johnson has confirmed lockdown easing for England will move to step 3 from next Monday. Here are the new Covid rules explained.

Pub-goers will be free to meet for a pint without being required to buy a substantial meal, but they must order, eat and drink while seated. It will still be table service, with waiters wearing masks.

Business owners must follow Covid safety guidelines including making sure they do not cater for groups beyond the legal limits.

Pub goers in Sheffield won't have to sit freezing in a beer garden to enjoy a pint from Monday.

If you are sitting inside a pub or a restaurant, the rule of six will still apply.

This means current rules about sitting in beer gardens will be the same indoors.

Government guidelines say outdoor gatherings of more than 30 will remain illegal and indoor gatherings will be limited to six people or two households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).

The guidelines add: 'Social distancing is still very important. You should stay two metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay two metres apart.'

Because it is a public place, customers should wear a mask when entering and exiting the building and when going to the toilet.

Every customer aged 16 and over must check in with NHS test and trace, or provide contact details.