Wetherspoons announces 394 pubs will reopen to the public on April 12

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JD Wetherspoon bosses confirmed the pub chain plans to reopen to the public on April 12.

Beer gardens, rooftop gardens, and patios at 395 of its 750 locations in England will open as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

On March 4, the company said venues will be open from 9am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 10pm on Friday and Saturdays from April 12.

The chain will allows customers to order and pay through the Wetherspoon app, and staff will be permitted to take payment at the table.

It will offer a slightly reduced menu, with food available form 9am to 8pm seven days a week.

Wetherspoon Chief Executive, John Hutson, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs."

The announcement follows the Prime Minister's decision to reopen England in four stages under a lockdown roadmap.

Mr Johnson permitted the hospitality sector to reopen outdoor areas "no earlier than" April 12.

Venues will also be able to serve takeaway alcohol to punters, but no indoor mixing will be permitted.

Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality could also reopen on April 12, as well as some public buildings such as libraries.

Indoor leisure centres such as swimming pools and gyms can also reopen, as well as self-contained holiday accommodation such as camp sites.

By May 17, the government hopes to reopen indoor hospitality, cinemas, soft play areas, and hotels.

People will also be allowed to watch indoor sporting events in a limited capacity.

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The step also included the possible return of international travel, and the government is currently ironing out vaccination passports with Spain.

Step 4 in the Prime Minister’s master plan will conclude the reopening of the country, and allow nightclubs to reopen from Jun 21.

Large events and performances can also restart with full crowds, with restrictions for weddings potentially still in effect.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs the plan aimed to be "cautious but irreversible" and at every stage decisions would be led by "data not dates".

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