If there’s one thing we’ve missed, it’s the pub.
And though it feels like we’re a lifetime away until we can return to those sacred establishments, we’re one step closer to returning to normal life. While many of our favourites bars and restaurants closed their doors in March for the unforeseeable future, many national businesses are beginning to plan for their grand re-openings, with food outlets such as KFC, Gregg’s and Nando’s already making moves towards safely re-opening.
And now, Wetherspoon’s has reportedly carved out its first plan for re-opening its doors across the UK, according to Sky News.
Pub chain Wetherspoon's says it is starting to plan for the reopening of its pubs "in or around June"
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) April 29, 2020
Confirming the news in a Tweet, Sky News reported: “Pub chain Wetherspoon’s says it is starting to plan for the reopening of its pubs “in or around June”. The news comes after the pub chain told their 43,000 workers they would not be paid until the government’s furlough scheme came into play, which sparked a largely negative reaction from the public.
While the news may come as exciting for some, there are currently no updates on when the UK lockdown will be lifted or when bars and restaurants will be permitted to re-open – as the government work to fight a “real risk” of a second peak occurring in the UK.