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Pub goers head home after being on the lawn around England around 10pm. The curfew begins


Revelers who went into town for a few drinks last night were evicted from pubs and restaurants across England when the first pub and restaurant curfew began at 10pm.

Chairs and tables were left empty after customers who were enjoying drinks with friends at outside tables in Soho, central London, were asked by hospitality workers to "get off to help" when the government curfew went into effect.

Metropolitan police officers, including Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, enforced the new coronavirus restrictions last night when bar and restaurant staff cleared tables and chairs from the streets before 10 p.m.

Others enjoyed a drink in the pub beer gardens in London Bridge while for others the restrictions caused some cancellations as revelers feared their meals would be canceled.

In Preston, Leeds, Brighton, and Newcastle, students celebrating their first semester at university – jumping for joy at having even enjoyed part of the nightlife – took boxes of drinks home with them.

The tough measures, which also prohibit customers from ordering at the bar, were imposed by the government this week amid Tory fears Boris Johnson would prepare for a second national lockdown.

Another day of the coronavirus crisis:

  • Rishi Sunak extended the 15 percent VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors until the end of March.
  • Cheap business loans have been extended, with firms saying they could repay over 10 years and take a payment vacation;
  • The Chancellor pointed to future tax increases and warned that he would have to make "very difficult decisions" in the future.
  • Cases of the virus bounced back, with 6,634 recorded in a single day.
  • The problematic test-and-trace system was found to cost £ 12 billion.
  • Nicola Sturgeon banned Scottish students from going to pubs after a series of university outbreaks.

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Late night drinkers after 10pm on Tuesday (left) in Soho, London compared to the same time last night (right)

Police sat in Soho, London, under a sign that said

Police enforced new coronavirus restrictions under a sign that read "Get out to help" in Soho, London.

Metropolitan police officers in face masks and yellow safety vests enforced the new coronavirus restrictions while bar and restaurant workers cleared tables and chairs from the streets

Huge crowds of night owls took shelter on the streets of Newcastle in the storm as the pubs closed before the 10pm curfew

Metropolitan police officers in face masks and yellow safety vests enforced the new coronavirus restrictions while bar and restaurant workers cleared tables and chairs from the streets

Metropolitan police officers in face masks and yellow safety vests enforced the new coronavirus restrictions while bar and restaurant workers cleared tables and chairs from the streets

In Preston and Leeds, students celebrating their first semester at university - jumping for joy because they had even enjoyed part of the nightlife - took home boxes of drinks

In Preston and Leeds, students celebrating their first semester at university – jumping for joy because they had even enjoyed part of the nightlife – took home boxes of drinks

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Young night owls in Leeds make their way into the evening after pubs and restaurants had to close for the first time at 10 p.m.

Young night owls in Leeds make their way into the evening after pubs and restaurants had to close for the first time at 10 p.m.

The tables were full in Soho before the 10pm curfew went into effect despite rain and low temperatures in the capital last night

The tables were full in Soho before the 10 p.m. curfew went into effect despite rain and low temperatures in the capital last night

Policemen in face masks and yellow safety vests enforced coronavirus restrictions in Soho, London

Policemen in face masks and yellow safety vests enforced coronavirus restrictions in Soho, London

Police were patrolling the streets of Soho, London to enforce the new coronavirus restrictions when the 10 p.m. curfew began

Police were patrolling the streets of Soho, London to enforce the new coronavirus restrictions when the 10 p.m. curfew began

Metropolitan police officers, including Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, were delighted to enforce the new coronavirus restrictions as bar and restaurant staff cleared tables and chairs from the streets before 10 p.m.

Metropolitan police officers, including Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, were delighted to enforce the new coronavirus restrictions as bar and restaurant staff cleared tables and chairs from the streets before 10 p.m.

Metropolitan police officers, including Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, were delighted to enforce the new coronavirus restrictions as bar and restaurant staff cleared tables and chairs from the streets before 10 p.m.

Metropolitan police officers in face masks and yellow safety vests enforced the new coronavirus restrictions while bar and restaurant workers cleared tables and chairs from the streets

Metropolitan police officers have enforced the new coronavirus restrictions in Soho, London, while bars and restaurants have closed

People piled out of Cecconi's Pizza Bar in London as restaurants closed their doors ahead of the new 10 p.m. curfew in England

People piled out of Cecconi's Pizza Bar in London as restaurants closed their doors ahead of the new 10 p.m. curfew in England

Liverpool revelers stumbled home after enjoying drinks before being kicked out of pubs before the 10pm curfew

Liverpool revelers stumbled home after enjoying drinks before being kicked out of pubs before the 10pm curfew

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the gloomy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night in the city

The night owls in Newcastle did not let the cloudy weather and the new curfew at 10 p.m. stop them from spending a night on the town

Table Service Policy Guidelines "Unclear and unfair," say hospitality owners

Cafe, restaurant and bar owners criticized the new table service rule as unclear and unfair.

The government announced that as of Thursday, "licensed space" in the hospitality industry will have to serve customers at tables to prevent them from gathering at checkouts and bars. This is part of the new coronavirus guidelines announced on Tuesday.

Cabinet Minister Dominic Raab suggested including fast food chains like McDonald & # 39; s.

Cafe owners have suggested that they not only work with table service, while other chains have stated that they do not respect the rules that apply to them.

Atkinsons Coffee Roasters, which owns several cafes in Lancashire, said the new table service rule shows that the government "does not understand or even recognize the coffeehouse sector."

A spokesman said the current system of queuing customers two meters apart while wearing face covering and having screens with cashless payments at their checkouts is already Covid-proof.

They said, “It's all about pubs and restaurants. We don't just need table service. We have already installed Covid-safe systems. & # 39;

A spokesman for Caffe Nero said it did not see cafes as part of the table service rule, while Costa Coffee could not confirm whether it would serve customers at the checkout or use table service.

Kate Nicholls, UK director of Hospitality Hospitality, said policy changes "daily" and inconsistencies between decentralized governments are creating confusion among hospitality executives.

She said, “We understand that fast food restaurants are exempt from the new rules, but there is certainly some level of confusion. Companies have been given next to no time to implement rules that were introduced without consulting the industry, and we are rushing to interpret them. These restrictions will have a huge impact. & # 39;

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist, who leads the Met's response to the pandemic, said: “The vast majority of Londoners have obeyed the rules and responded positively to the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in. We thank them for that.

“Over the past few months, we have continued to take steps to protect the public, even as the rules have been relaxed. Officials have worked hard to handle challenging incidents such as unlicensed music events throughout the summer – sometimes with extreme animosity and even violence. In many cases, we have proactively and successfully promoted these events to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

“It is clear, however, that everyone must do everything again to minimize the risk of transmitting a potentially fatal disease. This means that everyone follows the rules. Our officials will help people and explain to the public what these rules are. However, they will also stand firm and take appropriate action against those who simply refuse to obey the law and deliberately endanger the communities.

& # 39; We urge the public to continue reporting serious violations to us through the 101 phone system or through our online reporting system. However, we should all bear in mind that there are a number of exceptions to the rules that can apply to any situation, so an obvious violation may not be as it appears, and not every phone call elicits an immediate police response.

"Additionally, demands on the Met due to crime, non-Covid-related antisocial behavior and protests are returning to pre-Covid levels so we will continue to respond to them alongside the pandemic to keep Londoners safe."

Just hours after the Prime Minister's announcement on Tuesday, food companies slowly recovering from months of lockdown faced a wave of cancellations from affected customers.

30-year-old George Madgwick, who runs The Wicks Bistro in Cosham, Portsmouth, told MailOnline that he had quickly received eight cancellations from worried guests who had booked tables late at night.

Mr Madgwick, who was founded in February, said: “People are in no hurry and are concerned that it is not the last 10pm orders but all out the door at 10pm. It took away our ability to do three sessions in one night.

“Around 50 percent of our business is done at 7:30 pm, and we get around 20 to 25 percent for tables at 5:00 pm. So the tables at 8.45pm make up about 20 to 25 percent of our nightly business.

"We've had eight cancellations since the announcement and in the past 24 hours we haven't had any bookings after 8.30pm when we normally would have three or four."

Mr Madgwick said the cost to the company could be around £ 300 a night, but added that the biggest impact the curfew will have on its employees. He said, "Instead of working until 11.30pm, everything has to close at 10pm so it's closer to 10:15 pm, which is an hour and a quarter fewer hours a day."

Police confronted drunken revelers as they piled out of bars. Thursday is the first night of England's new curfew at 10 p.m.

Police confronted drunken revelers as they piled out of bars. Thursday is the first night of England's new curfew at 10 p.m.

Revelers stumbled out of pubs before the 10pm curfew and continued to drink with friends on Brighton's streets

Revelers stumbled out of pubs before the 10pm curfew and continued to drink with friends on Brighton's streets

People were walking through Soho in the capital as bar staff wiped tables and piled chairs before the 10pm curfew

People were walking through Soho in the capital as bar staff wiped tables and piled chairs before the 10pm curfew

The White Horse Pub in Soho, central London, closed its doors at 10 p.m. as staff adjusted to the new government curfew

The White Horse Pub in Soho, central London, closed its doors at 10 p.m. as staff adjusted to the new government curfew

Officers marched through Soho, London, while revelers enjoyed drinks on the streets ahead of the 10pm curfew

Officers marched through Soho, London, while revelers enjoyed drinks on the streets ahead of the 10pm curfew

A sign yells, "Get out to help," as bars and restaurants close at 10pm. New restrictions are intended to avoid blocking

A sign yells, "Get out to help," as bars and restaurants close at 10pm. New restrictions are intended to avoid blocking

Drinkers are leaving bars in Soho, central London, ahead of the government's draconian 10pm curfew across England

Drinkers leave bars in Soho in central London ahead of the government's draconian new 10pm curfew across England

Revelers protect themselves from the storm after tumbling out of bars before England's new 10 p.m. curfew

Revelers protect themselves from the storm after tumbling out of bars before England's new 10 p.m. curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

The bar and restaurant staff had to clear tables and chairs before the tough new government curfew at 10 p.m.

The bar and restaurant staff had to clear tables and chairs before the tough government curfew at 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, Dean Mac, owner and founder of Manchester Cocktail Bar 186, said he lost his business following the curfew announcement: “The 10pm curfew essentially means our bookings have been cut in half.

“We had to track every booked guest and make them aware of the changes, including changing our entire infrastructure so we could try to open and stay up and running earlier. Essentially, we had to cancel 50 percent of our reservations as they often happen around 9:00 PM or 10:00 PM.

To us it felt like some form of normalcy was returning and we found our feet again just to pull the rug out from under us. It seems that the hospitality industry has been used as a scapegoat. & # 39;

Another, Jennifer Hughes, Brand Partner at Peru Perdu in Manchester, said: & # 39; We had to cancel a lot of bookings and changed our last seat time to 7.30pm – which effectively cut our capacity in half. Some customers have canceled due to fear of the latest announcement and are concerned about dining out together. & # 39;

Liverpool revelers stumbled home after enjoying drinks before being kicked out of pubs before the 10pm curfew

Liverpool revelers stumbled home after enjoying drinks before being kicked out of pubs before the 10pm curfew

Liverpool revelers stumbled home after enjoying drinks before being kicked out of pubs before the 10pm curfew

Liverpool revelers stumbled home after enjoying drinks before being kicked out of pubs before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

Revelers rushed out of Newcastle pubs and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed before the 10pm curfew

The night owls jumped out of a Wetherspoon in Brighton when the customs officers pulled satisfied customers from the traffic before the curfew at 10 p.m.

The night owls jumped out of a Wetherspoon in Brighton when the customs officers pulled satisfied customers from the traffic before the curfew at 10 p.m.

The night owls jumped out of a Molly Malones in Brighton as the customs officers pulled satisfied customers out of circulation before the 10 p.m. curfew

The night owls jumped out of a Molly Malones in Brighton when the customs officers pulled satisfied customers out of circulation before the 10 p.m. curfew

A night owl jumped out of a Wetherspoon in Brighton when the customs officers pulled satisfied customers out of circulation before the 10 p.m. curfew

A night owl jumped out of a Wetherspoon in Brighton when the customs officers pulled satisfied customers out of circulation before the 10 p.m. curfew

People piled out of Cecconi's Pizza Bar in London as restaurants closed their doors ahead of the new 10 p.m. curfew in England

People piled out of Cecconi's Pizza Bar in London as restaurants closed their doors ahead of the new 10 p.m. curfew in England

The staff at Cecconi's Pizza Bar in Soho, London, are cleaning up tables and stacking chairs as they close ahead of England's new curfew at 10pm

Staff at Cecconi's Pizza Bar in Soho, London, are tidying up tables and stacking chairs as they close ahead of England's new curfew at 10pm

The pubs have kicked their drinkers out so they can clean up for the night before the new government curfew at 10 p.m. in England

The pubs have kicked their drinkers out so they can clean up for the night before the new government curfew at 10 p.m. in England

Polizeibeamte marschierten durch Soho im Zentrum von London und setzten gegen 22 Uhr neue Coronavirus-Beschränkungen durch

Polizeibeamte marschierten durch Soho im Zentrum von London und setzten gegen 22 Uhr neue Coronavirus-Beschränkungen durch

Die Mitarbeiter der Bars und Restaurants in Soho im Zentrum von London säuberten vor der Ausgangssperre um 22 Uhr Tische und gestapelte Stühle

Die Mitarbeiter der Bars und Restaurants in Soho im Zentrum von London säuberten vor der Ausgangssperre um 22 Uhr Tische und gestapelte Stühle

Ein weiteres Zeichen in Soho, London, forderte die Kunden auf, die Ausgangssperre zu überwinden, indem sie früher beginnen - ein Hinweis auf die Ausgangssperre um 22 Uhr

Ein weiteres Zeichen in Soho, London, forderte die Kunden auf, die Ausgangssperre zu überwinden, indem sie früher beginnen – ein Hinweis auf die Ausgangssperre um 22 Uhr

Polizeibeamte der Metropole in Gesichtsmasken und gelben Warnwesten setzten die neuen Coronavirus-Beschränkungen durch, während Bar- und Restaurantmitarbeiter Tische und Stühle von den Straßen räumten

Polizeibeamte der Metropole in Gesichtsmasken und gelben Warnwesten setzten die neuen Coronavirus-Beschränkungen durch, während Bar- und Restaurantmitarbeiter Tische und Stühle von den Straßen räumten

Kunden, die mit Freunden an Außentischen in Soho, im Zentrum von London, Getränke genossen, wurden von Mitarbeitern des Gastgewerbes aufgefordert, bei Inkrafttreten der willkürlichen Ausgangssperre der Regierung „auszusteigen, um zu helfen“

Kunden, die mit Freunden an Außentischen in Soho im Zentrum von London Getränke genossen, wurden von Mitarbeitern des Gastgewerbes aufgefordert, bei Inkrafttreten der willkürlichen Ausgangssperre der Regierung „auszusteigen, um zu helfen“

Die Einschränkungen hinderten die Studenten in Preston nicht daran, ihr erstes Semester an der Universität zu feiern - mit Gruppen, die vor Freude in die Luft sprangen und sogar ein teilweises Nachtleben genossen

Die Einschränkungen hinderten die Studenten in Preston nicht daran, ihr erstes Semester an der Universität zu feiern – mit Gruppen, die vor Freude in die Luft sprangen und sogar ein teilweises Nachtleben genossen

Studenten in Leeds versammelten sich für eine frühe Nacht des Trinkens in Gruppen von weniger als sechs Personen, als sie ihr erstes Mal an der Universität nach einer geheimen Sperre genossen

Studenten in Leeds versammelten sich für eine frühe Nacht des Trinkens in Gruppen von weniger als sechs Personen, als sie ihr erstes Mal an der Universität nach einer geheimen Sperre genossen

Revelers stürzten aus den Pubs in Newcastle und gingen auf die Straße, als Pubs und Restaurants vor der Ausgangssperre um 22 Uhr schlossen

Revelers stürzten aus den Pubs in Newcastle und gingen auf die Straße, als Pubs und Restaurants vor der Ausgangssperre um 22 Uhr schlossen

"Six months" restrictions at a glance

  • All pubs, bars and restaurants in England must be closed from Thursday at 10:00 p.m., while the premises must kick all customers out by the closing date.
  • The hospitality sector will also be limited to table service only, as the government has banned drinkers taking a trip to the bar.
  • All indoor employees and customers must wear masks unless they are seated to eat or drink.
  • All employees who can work from home will be asked to do so from tomorrow.
  • The fines for disregarding the rule of six and not wearing a mask increase to £ 200 for first offenses.
  • Police will now have the option to call on the military for assistance, with soldiers possibly being drafted to guard protected locations so officers have more time to take action against rule violations.
  • The number of people allowed to attend weddings in England will be reduced to 15 from Monday, but the number of people allowed to attend a funeral will remain at 30;
  • Plans for partial return of sports fans to the stadiums have been halted;
  • The six rule exemption is tightened to ban indoor team sports such as five-on-five soccer games

Meanwhile, James Dodd, a proprietor of a Cheshire pub he refused to name, had to hire five new part-time workers to meet the new table service requirements.

Mr Dodd of Altrincham said he believed his pub will survive but feared that others in his area would go broke with so much of their business going on after 9pm.

He said, "I don't think the government realizes that this weak measure, which is likely to have little impact on the virus, will have catastrophic effects on the industry.

Meanwhile, Stuart Seydel, the landlord of the Old Duke in Bristol, said he had already spent thousands of pounds protecting his company's bar in Plexiglas but now he needs to retrain his staff to wait for tables.

Der 45-Jährige sagte: „Seit einigen Monaten trainieren wir jetzt und haben eine Art Blase um die Bar herum aufgestellt, um sie zu schützen. Jetzt müssen wir sie von darüber hinaus losschicken, um Tischservice zu leisten … meiner Meinung nach macht es den Arbeitsplatz weniger sicher.

& # 39; With less than 48 hours notice, we suddenly have to completely change the way we work … and we lose two hours of our main trading time. It's ridiculous. & # 39; Mr Seydel said his pub usually closes at 12 noon, so the 10pm curfew could cost them "several thousand" a week.

Tom Stainer, director of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said the new measures pose a "very, very real risk" for pubs and their employees.

Am Dienstag legte der Premierminister eine Reihe von Maßnahmen vor, um das Virus zu bekämpfen, bei dem bisher mehr als 40.000 Menschen ums Leben kamen und mehr als 400.000 Menschen in Großbritannien infiziert wurden.

Sowie die Ausgangssperre, die Herr Johnson ist adamant that the premises all their customers up to the limit, the The hospitality sector will also be limited to table service only, as the government has banned drinkers taking a trip to the bar.

All indoor retail workers and indoor hospitality customers must wear masks – except when they are sitting to eat or drink – while all employees who can work from home will be encouraged to do so starting tomorrow.

The fines for violating the Rule of Six and missing face covering increase to £ 200 for a first offense.

Police will now have the option to call on the military for assistance, possibly with soldiers being drafted to guard protected areas so that officers have more time to take action against rule violations.

Members of the government's emergency scientific advisory group (Sage) said the curfew would not be enough to slow the rate of infection.

However, Mr. Johnson insisted that his approach was based on an attempt to "balance saving lives with protecting jobs and livelihoods".

However, he said he reserved the right to "use greater firepower" if necessary.

Als es in den Bars in Soho, London, dunkel wurde, genossen die Nachtschwärmer weiterhin Getränke an den Tischen im Freien, obwohl alle Pubs die letzten Bestellungen rechtzeitig vor 22 Uhr entgegennehmen mussten, um sicherzustellen, dass die Türen rechtzeitig für die Ausgangssperre verschlossen waren. Im Bild sitzen Leute vor einem Pub in London Bridge

Als es in den Bars in Soho, London, dunkel wurde, genossen die Nachtschwärmer weiterhin Getränke an den Tischen im Freien, obwohl alle Pubs die letzten Bestellungen rechtzeitig vor 22 Uhr entgegennehmen mussten, um sicherzustellen, dass die Türen rechtzeitig für die Ausgangssperre verschlossen waren. Im Bild sitzen Leute vor einem Pub in London Bridge

Nachtschwärmer genießen ein oder zwei Drinks, während die Uhr bis zur Sperrstunde um 22 Uhr herunterzählt. Die letzten Bestellungen werden voraussichtlich weit vor 22 Uhr eingehen, um sicherzustellen, dass die Bars rechtzeitig geschlossen werden

Nachtschwärmer genießen ein oder zwei Drinks, während die Uhr bis zur Sperrstunde um 22 Uhr herunterzählt. Last orders are expected to come well before 10pm to ensure bars are closed in time

Things get raucous as the night continues on into the late evening. Revellers are expected to continue drinking in parks instead of heading home after curfew

Things get raucous as the night continues on into the late evening. Revellers are expected to continue drinking in parks instead of heading home after curfew

Women walked down a street in Leeds as they enjoyed an early evening out before all pubs and restaurants close by 10pm

Women walked down a street in Leeds as they enjoyed an early evening out before all pubs and restaurants close by 10pm

Students headed for a shortened drinking spree in Leeds before Mr Johnson's latest list of restrictions are put into place

Students headed for a shortened drinking spree in Leeds before Mr Johnson's latest list of restrictions are put into place

Just hours after the announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, food establishments were faced with a wave of cancellations. Pictured, people drinking at a pub in London Bridge

Just hours after the announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, food establishments were faced with a wave of cancellations. Pictured, people drinking at a pub in London Bridge

Pitchers are lined up next to empty glasses as students enjoy a beverage or two during an early evening night out in Leeds

Pitchers are lined up next to empty glasses as students enjoy a beverage or two during an early evening night out in Leeds

People sit in a pub in London Bridge despite the fact pubs and restaurants in England will be closed by 10pm - after Mr Johnson announced the new curfew on Tuesday

People sit in a pub in London Bridge despite the fact pubs and restaurants in England will be closed by 10pm – after Mr Johnson announced the new curfew on Tuesday

The new rules come as the government aims to avoid a second national lockdown in the face of rising infection figures. Pictured, students enjoying a night out in Preston

The new rules come as the government aims to avoid a second national lockdown in the face of rising infection figures. Pictured, students enjoying a night out in Preston

Mr Raab said a second national lockdown could be needed to control the spread of coronavirus if the latest measures do not work.

He told Sky News: “We always said we have some sort of repository for actions in the arsenal.

“I don't think we'd speculate about what else could be done.

"But the reality is they will be more intrusive or we could get caught in a national lockdown." We want to avoid that. & # 39;

The foreign minister said if "everyone is playing by the rules" a national lockdown may not be required at Christmas.

He said: "Let us hope that we can survive the winter months, if we take these measures and if everyone obeys the rules, and we go into the Christmas season without this national lockdown with all the effects on society and families. but also the damage it would do to businesses. & # 39;

Metropolitan Police officers enforced the new coronavirus restrictions as revellers enjoyed drinks in Soho, London

Metropolitan Police officers enforced the new coronavirus restrictions as revellers enjoyed drinks in Soho, London

Metropolitan Police officers confronted revellers as they piled out of pubs and restaurants on the first night of curfew

Metropolitan Police officers confronted revellers as they piled out of pubs and restaurants on the first night of curfew

Officers marched through Soho, London as revellers enjoyed drinks on the streets ahead of the 10pm curfew

Officers marched through Soho, London as revellers enjoyed drinks on the streets ahead of the 10pm curfew

Revellers enjoyed drinks in Soho, London as they adjust to a new normal ahead of pub closures at 10pm across England

Revellers enjoyed drinks in Soho, London as they adjust to a new normal ahead of pub closures at 10pm across England

People sat in groups on the streets of Soho, London and enjoyed drinks with friends before the 10pm curfew

People sat in groups on the streets of Soho, London and enjoyed drinks with friends before the 10pm curfew

Revellers enjoyed drinks on the streets of Soho, central London, as bar and restaurant staff adjust to the new 10pm curfew

Revellers enjoyed drinks on the streets of Soho, central London, as bar and restaurant staff adjust to the new 10pm curfew

Students shivered in crop tops and jeans as they waited for entry to a bar in Leeds ahead of its first early night closure

Students shivered in crop tops and jeans as they waited for entry to a bar in Leeds ahead of its first early night closure

Revellers who headed into town and city centres to enjoy a few drinks were turfed out of pubs and restaurants across England as the country's first 10pm pub and restaurant curfew begins

Revellers who headed into town and city centres to enjoy a few drinks were turfed out of pubs and restaurants across England as the country's first 10pm pub and restaurant curfew begins

People piled out of Cecconi's Pizza Bar in London as restaurants shut their doors ahead of the new 10pm curfew in England

People piled out of Cecconi's Pizza Bar in London as restaurants shut their doors ahead of the new 10pm curfew in England

Revellers in Liverpool stumbled home after enjoying drinks before they were turfed out of pubs ahead of the 10pm curfew

Revellers in Liverpool stumbled home after enjoying drinks before they were turfed out of pubs ahead of the 10pm curfew

Mr Raab also defended the government's 10 p.m. curfew on hospitality, though figures say only five percent of coronavirus cases are related to pubs, bars and restaurants.

"We know that in bars and restaurants, especially after people have had a few drinks in the late evening hours, there is a risk that compliance may deteriorate a little," he said.

"We are taking this action and are confident, based on the evidence we have at home and abroad, that it is an element of what we need to do."

Meanwhile business chiefs and hospitality groups issued a string of dire warnings over the impact of the restrictions, saying millions of jobs were now on the line.

They said the Prime Minister's U-turn on his 'get back to work' message could spell doom for struggling high streets, with footfall plummeting and shops boarded up.

In a passionate intervention, a prominent entrepreneur said the prosperity of the nation was at stake.

Bar staff prepare to close for the 10pm deadline in Soho in London

Bar staff prepare to close for the 10pm deadline in Soho in London

Bar staff encourage customers to leave for the 10pm deadline in Soho in London

Bar staff encourage customers to leave for the 10pm deadline in Soho in London

An empty Soho just before the 10pm closure deadline in London

An empty Soho just before the 10pm closure deadline in London

A group of men gather outside a closed bar in Soho in London. Pubs and bars now have to shut at 10pm every night

A group of men gather outside a closed bar in Soho in London. Pubs and bars now have to shut at 10pm every night

Soho in London is pictured after pubs and restaurants have closed due to the the 10pm curfew

Soho in London is pictured after pubs and restaurants have closed due to the the 10pm curfew

Police patrol in Soho, in central London as the clock nears 10pm on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs

Police patrol in Soho, in central London as the clock nears 10pm on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs

Police watch on as they patrol in Soho in London as the clock nears 10pm, on the first day of the new earlier closing times

Police watch on as they patrol in Soho in London as the clock nears 10pm, on the first day of the new earlier closing times

A dancer poses for the camera as police watch on in Soho in London which emptied last night

A dancer poses for the camera as police watch on in Soho in London which emptied last night

A man sits outside a pub in Soho in London on the first night of bars and restaurants having to shut at 10pm every night

A man sits outside a pub in Soho in London on the first night of bars and restaurants having to shut at 10pm every night

A sign reading 'Get out - Help out' hangs from a pub in Soho as a police officer speaks to drinkers in the London district

A sign reading 'Get out – Help out' hangs from a pub in Soho as a police officer speaks to drinkers in the London district

People sit outside a pub in Soho in London as the clock nears 10pm

People sit outside a pub in Soho in London as the clock nears 10pm

A street cleaner works outside the famous G-A-Y nightclub in Soho in London

A street cleaner works outside the famous G-A-Y nightclub in Soho in London

Julian Metcalfe, who founded Pret A Manger and Itsu, said: 'The repercussions of this six months are going to be devastating to so many, to local councils, to industry, to people all over our country.

'We have not begun to touch the seriousness of this. This talk of six months is criminal.'

Despite ballooning national debt, Rishi Sunak is preparing a multi-billion-pound 'winter economy plan' to try to protect jobs.

The Chancellor signalled the true extent of the crisis by cancelling plans for a full-scale Budget in November. Sources said he accepted the country could no longer make long-term financial decisions.

Mr Metcalfe led the backlash against the curbs on BBC Radio 4's World at One, saying he did not know whether Itsu could survive the measures.

Hoppers in Soho on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England

Hoppers in Soho on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England

A quiet Soho just before the 10pm closure deadline in London

A quiet Soho just before the 10pm closure deadline in London

Five Guys in Soho in London on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England

Five Guys in Soho in London on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England

Soho is pictured on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England and Wales

Soho is pictured on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England and Wales

Simmons in Soho is empty on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars

Simmons in Soho is empty on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars

An empty Carnaby Street in Soho on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars

An empty Carnaby Street in Soho on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars

People sit outside a pub in Soho on the first day that pubs, cafes and restaurants now have to shut at 10pm every night

People sit outside a pub in Soho on the first day that pubs, cafes and restaurants now have to shut at 10pm every night

Police officers walk past empty tables during a patrol in Soho in London

Police officers walk past empty tables during a patrol in Soho in London

He added: 'People who work in hotels, restaurants, takeaways and in coffee shops are devastated. A great many are closing down – we're losing thousands upon thousands of jobs.

'How long can this continue, this vague 'work from home', 'don't go on public transport'? The ramifications of this are just enormous.'

Mr Metcalfe accused the Prime Minister of 'sitting down with his Union Jack talking utter nonsense'.

He said: 'To turn to an entire nation and say 'stay at home for six months', and to spout off Churchillian nonsense about we'll make it through – it's terribly unhelpful. It should be 'we will review the situation each week, each hour'.

In Preston and Leeds, students celebrating their first term of university - pictured jumping into the air with glee as they enjoyed even a partial nightlife - carried boxes of drinks home with them

In Preston and Leeds, students celebrating their first term of university – pictured jumping into the air with glee as they enjoyed even a partial nightlife – carried boxes of drinks home with them

Revellers tumbled out of pubs in Newcastle and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed ahead of the 10pm curfew

Revellers tumbled out of pubs in Newcastle and took to the streets as pubs and restaurants closed ahead of the 10pm curfew

People sat in groups on the streets of Soho, London and enjoyed drinks with friends before the 10pm curfew

People sat in groups on the streets of Soho, London and enjoyed drinks with friends before the 10pm curfew

Revellers enjoyed drinks on the streets of Soho, central London, as bar and restaurant staff adjust to the new 10pm curfew

Revellers enjoyed drinks on the streets of Soho, central London, as bar and restaurant staff adjust to the new 10pm curfew

People sit in a pub in London Bridge. Dean Mac, owner and founder of cocktail bar 186 in Manchester also said he has lost business following the curfew announcement

People sit in a pub in London Bridge. Dean Mac, owner and founder of cocktail bar 186 in Manchester also said he has lost business following the curfew announcement

One girl in this group of four appeared to feel unwell as she walked with friends during a night out in Leeds earlier this evening

One girl in this group of four appeared to feel unwell as she walked with friends during a night out in Leeds earlier this evening

A group of four girls dressed up before taking to the town  in Leeds as nights out were brought forward by restrictions

A group of four girls dressed up before taking to the town  in Leeds as nights out were brought forward by restrictions

Groups of friends gathered as they headed into town for a night of drinking in Leeds city centre earlier this evening

Groups of friends gathered as they headed into town for a night of drinking in Leeds city centre earlier this evening

George Madgwick, who runs The Wicks Bistro in Cosham, Portsmouth, said he has already received eight cancellations from worried guests who booked tables late at night

George Madgwick, who runs The Wicks Bistro in Cosham, Portsmouth, said he has already received eight cancellations from worried guests who booked tables late at night

Outside tables in Soho were filled with people making the most of the evening before the pubs and restaurants were closed early to follow the new restrictions

Outside tables in Soho were filled with people making the most of the evening before the pubs and restaurants were closed early to follow the new restrictions

Revellers queued outside a bar as they waited for a table where they could sit and enjoy a couple of drinks before the curfew

Revellers queued outside a bar as they waited for a table where they could sit and enjoy a couple of drinks before the curfew

Who is going to pay for Rishi's £5BILLION giveaway? Chancellor hints at tax rises down the track as he reveals workers will get 80 PER CENT of salaries for one third of their hours in new £300 MILLION a month scheme – but warns he 'cannot save every job'

Rishi Sunak today hinted tax rises will be necessary to pay for the coronavirus crisis after he unveiled a new package of measures designed to keep the UK economy afloat over the winter as economists estimated the latest handouts could cost £5 billion.

The Chancellor announced his Winter Economy Plan in the House of Commons at lunchtime as he pinned his hopes of avoiding massive job losses in the months ahead on a wage subsidy scheme which will replace furlough.

Mr Sunak's Jobs Support Scheme will see the Government top up the pay of people who can only work part-time in 'viable jobs'.

The multi-billion pound support package was also included Further VAT cuts for the hospitality and retail sectors, and the expansion of emergency loan programs for businesses in difficulty.

Economic research company Capital Economics calculated Mr Sunak's new business bailout could cost £5 billion, potentially taking the total cost of the Government's Covid-19 support to approximately £200 billion.

Mr Sunak was later grilled at a Downing Street press conference this afternoon over how the UK will pay for the crisis and he signalled tax rises could be coming down the track as he said he is likely to have to make 'difficult decisions in the future as we get on a path back to sustainability'.

Mr Sunak had earlier told MPs the UK 'must endure and live with the uncertainty of the moment' and that means 'learning our new limits' – but he insisted 'oYour life can no longer be put on hold.

The closure of the government's vacation program in late October has sparked dire warnings of layoffs in the coming months, but the Treasury Department has now decided to focus its fiscal firepower on saving jobs that have a future rather than "zombies" which don't.

Mr Sunak said the UK must face "the compromises and tough choices that the coronavirus brings" and that "in reopening the economy it is fundamentally wrong to keep people in jobs that only exist while on vacation".

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