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The British are enjoying one final late evening before the Boris Johnson 10pm closure goes into effect


Just before Boris Johnson's new coronavirus measures came into play, Brits were spotted in their crowd setting off for one final late evening on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister today ordered pubs and restaurants to close at 10 p.m., well earlier than most establishments across the country.

And owners will be forced to kick customers out of their premises before the limit or risk a fine.

The new measures, which also prohibit customers from ordering drinks at a bar, come into effect in full from today.

In Wales the rules are a little different where the pubs don't have to close at 10 p.m. but simply stop serving alcohol at that time.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said such a plan would allow for an "orderly deal" rather than forcing people to finish their food and drinks quickly.

The impact of the provisions is already significant with the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, rather than the original 8:15 p.m. schedule, which sees players likely leaving the pubs before the end of the game would have been thrown.

But all over the UK revelers made the most of their final night of freedom as they paced up and down the country at full speed. Many expressed frustration on social media that this would likely be their last pint after 10pm by next spring.

Leeds revelers had to sit down briefly on their last evening before new restrictions came into effect today

A large group of students pose for a picture on Broad Street in Birmingham as they enjoy their final night after the upcoming 10pm curfew

A large group of students pose for a picture on Broad Street in Birmingham as they enjoy their final night after the upcoming 10pm curfew

A young woman protects her hair during a night on the town in Newcastle city center last night

A young woman protects her hair during a night on the town in Newcastle city center last night

The revelers were keen to make the most of their last late night on the town before new restrictions came into effect

The revelers were keen to make the most of their last late night on the town before new restrictions came into effect

A group of youngsters pose as night owls in the street in what is likely the last late night of the year in Newcastle

A group of youngsters pose as night owls in the street in what is likely the last late night of the year in Newcastle

Police officers speak to a group of teenagers in Newcastle city center one evening, the last before the 10pm curfew begins

Police officers speak to a group of teenagers in Newcastle city center one evening, the last before the 10pm curfew begins

A group of girls shelter from the cold and rain on a night out in Newcastle city center last night

A group of girls shelter from the cold and rain on a night out in Newcastle city center last night

Storm Aiden failed to dampen the mood of the Leeds revelers who were determined to enjoy their last late night

Storm Aiden failed to dampen the mood of the Leeds revelers who were determined to enjoy their last late night

A group of girls take shelter from the wet weather on their way through Leeds city center

A group of girls take shelter from the wet weather on their way through Leeds city center

A group of girls enjoy laughing together as they make their way into central Leeds for one final late night on the town

A group of girls enjoy laughing together as they make their way into central Leeds for one final late night on the town

The Leeds students were in place because the last time they could possibly have a drink after 10 p.m. was until next year

The Leeds students were in effect because the last time they could possibly have a drink after 10 p.m. was until next year

The revelers made their way through the center of Lancaster for a final drinking lesson after 10pm last night

The revelers made their way through the center of Lancaster for a final drinking lesson after 10pm last night

Two men take a stroll through the center of Lancaster last night, the last evening before new restrictions are put in place

Two men take a stroll through the center of Lancaster last night, the last evening before new restrictions are put in place

A group of teenagers enjoy a take away meal on their last late evening in Lancaster yesterday

A group of teenagers enjoy a take away meal on their last late evening in Lancaster yesterday

A group of young people with face covers make their way through central Lancaster for one final night

A group of young people with face covers make their way through central Lancaster for one final night

A group of girls came into town in Leeds last night. The pubs will be open after 10 p.m. for the last time in probably several months

A group of girls came into town in Leeds last night. The pubs opened after 10 p.m. for the last time in a few months

Some night owls in Leeds looked a little worse when they made the most of the last late night until the new rules went into effect

Some Leeds revelers looked a little worse as they made the most of the last late night until the new rules went into effect

A bare-footed woman wore her shoes on a Leeds night yesterday, the last before new restrictions are put in place

A bare-footed woman wore her shoes on a Leeds night yesterday, the last before new restrictions are put in place

A night owl picks up a cone of traffic as his group drives through Leeds city center for one final late night yesterday

A night owl picks up a cone of traffic as his group drives through Leeds city center for one final late night yesterday

The students in Leeds were determined to make the most of a final night after 10pm before new restrictions are introduced today

The students in Leeds were determined to make the most of a final night after 10pm before new restrictions are introduced today

Just before Boris Johnson's new coronavirus measures came into play, Brits were spotted in their crowd setting off for one final late evening on Wednesday. Pictured: Leeds

Just before Boris Johnson's new coronavirus measures came into play, Brits were spotted in their crowd setting off for one final late evening on Wednesday. Pictured: Leeds

The Prime Minister today ordered pubs and restaurants to close at 10 p.m., well earlier than most establishments across the country. Pictured: London

The Prime Minister today ordered pubs and restaurants to close at 10 p.m., well earlier than most establishments across the country. Pictured: London

And owners will be forced to kick customers out of their premises before the limit or risk a fine. The new measures, which also prohibit customers from ordering drinks at a bar, come into effect in full from today. Pictured: Middlesborough

And owners will be forced to kick customers out of their premises before the limit or risk a fine. The new measures, which also prohibit customers from ordering drinks at a bar, come into effect in full from today. Pictured: Middlesborough

But the night owls took advantage of their last night of freedom when they stepped through the country with full force. Pictured: Leeds

But the night owls took advantage of their last night of freedom when they stepped through the country with full force. Pictured: Leeds

Fun seekers were seen breaking socially distant rules while mingling outside of pubs and bars, and even heavy rain in the north west of the UK didn't stop party goers from enjoying their last night.

Women wore their cheerful rags, while some men donned smart suits and others hooded sweaters to help fight the downpour.

Some desperately tried to protect their splendor by holding jackets and blazers by their heads, while others huddled in large groups to protect themselves from the wet.

Revelers in Leeds, London, Lancaster and Middlesborough used the last night of normal opening hours to drink drinks throughout the evening.

Dozens of people posted pictures of their drinks on social media, lamenting the fact that it was probably the last time in a pub in six months.

Mr Johnson's actions will take effect the day after 6,178 more cases of coronavirus are reported, and health chiefs announced 37 more deaths.

Data shows that an average of 4,501 new Covid-19 infections are now registered every day, up from 3,286 last Wednesday. The UK was only the 14th country in the world yesterday to surpass the 400,000 case milestone after another 4,926 patients tested positive for the disease.

Police chiefs have labeled Boris Johnson's new rules "absurd" and "nonsense" as small business owners say they will go broke if workers stay home.

The prime minister found himself in fire on all sides as he turned his urge to reopen workplaces after just a few weeks to tell office workers to work from home if they can.

He was barbed for introducing new measures, including a 10 p.m. pubs curfew and £ 200 fines for violating mask rules related to new social restrictions in England.

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

The drinkers expressed their frustration on social media last night when they shared what will be their last pint after 10 p.m. for several months

Fun seekers were seen breaking socially distant rules while mingling outside of pubs and bars, and even heavy rain in the north west of the UK didn't stop party goers from enjoying their last night. Pictured: London

Fun seekers were seen breaking socially distant rules while mingling outside of pubs and bars, and even heavy rain in the north west of the UK didn't stop party goers from enjoying their last night. Pictured: London

Women wore their cheerful rags, while some men donned smart suits and others hooded sweaters to help fight the downpour. Pictured: Middlesborough

Women wore their cheerful rags, while some men donned smart suits and others hooded sweaters to help fight the downpour. Pictured: Middlesborough

Some desperately tried to protect their splendor by holding jackets and blazers by their heads, while others huddled in large groups to protect themselves from the wet. Pictured: London

Some desperately tried to protect their splendor by holding jackets and blazers by their heads, while others huddled in large groups to protect themselves from the wet. Pictured: London

Revelers in Leeds, London and Middlesborough took full advantage of the last night of normal opening hours by drinking drinks throughout the evening. Pictured: London

Revelers in Leeds, London and Middlesborough took full advantage of the last night's normal opening hours by drinking drinks throughout the evening. Pictured: London

Mr Johnson's actions will take effect the day after 6,178 more cases of coronavirus are reported, and health chiefs announced 37 more deaths. Pictured: London

Mr Johnson's actions will take effect the day after 6,178 more cases of coronavirus are reported, and health chiefs announced 37 more deaths. Pictured: London

The Premier League confirmed in a statement yesterday that kick-off times have been changed under the new rules so fans can watch full games in the pubs before the 10pm closing time.

A spokesman said: & # 39; Following yesterday's announcement by the UK government that pubs will close at 10:00 p.m., the Premier League games will be played at 5:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

& # 39; These new kick-off times will go into effect on Monday, September 28th. Fulham will now host Aston Villa at 5:45 p.m. and Arsenal's trip to Liverpool will start at 8:00 p.m.

"In consultation with all relevant stakeholders, the Premier League is considering appropriate arrangements for games that take place after October 4th."

The Prime Minister also announced that he would be making the British Army available to help police enforce tough new coronavirus rules.

He said officials will now have the option to resort to military assistance when needed to free up staff so that more can crack down on rule violations as he found fines doubled to £ 200.

However, Downing Street ruled out the use of soldiers on the street, saying they would be used "to perform certain duties like office roles and guarding protected locations so that police can't enforce the virus response".

Metropolitan Police Federation Chairman Ken Marsh criticized the announcement as "nonsense" and National Police Federation Chairman John Apter said it was "lacking in detail".

Meanwhile, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls described the restrictions as "another devastating blow" to many companies.

Revelers in Soho, London, were entertained in pubs and bars Wednesday night before new measures go into effect today

Revelers in Soho, London, were entertained in pubs and bars Wednesday night before new measures go into effect today

The people of Leeds were seen huddled together to shelter from the heavy rains in areas to the northwest

The people of Leeds were seen huddled together to shelter from the heavy downpours in areas to the northwest

A group of women in Leeds remain huddled as they struggle through the rain as they wind down a night before the Prime Minister's new measures come into play

A group of women in Leeds remain huddled as they struggle through the rain as they wind down a night before the Prime Minister's new measures come into play

A woman uses her jacket to protect her hair from the heavy rain that hits areas in the northwest such as Leeds

A woman uses her jacket to protect her hair from the heavy rain that hits areas in the northwest such as Leeds

Data shows that an average of 4,501 new Covid-19 infections are now registered every day, up from 3,286 last Wednesday. Pictured: Leeds

Data shows that an average of 4,501 new Covid-19 infections are now registered every day, up from 3,286 last Wednesday. Pictured: Leeds

The UK was only the 14th country in the world yesterday to surpass the 400,000 case milestone after another 4,926 patients tested positive for the disease. Pictured: Leeds

The UK was only the 14th country in the world yesterday to cross the 400,000 case milestone after another 4,926 patients tested positive for the disease. Pictured: Leeds

A group of women use their jackets to protect themselves from the harsh weather conditions as they spend their night before new measures are taken today

A group of women use their jackets to protect themselves from the harsh weather conditions as they spend their night before new measures are taken today

Two women are running through the streets of Leeds to escape the rain that hit areas in the northwest last night

Two women are running through the streets of Leeds to escape the rain that hit areas in the northwest last night

At the same time, Tory MPs warned there could be no further "major lockdown" and said the decision to end the retreat will cause "dismay" among workers living in "cramped, overcrowded shelters." .

Telford MP Lucy Allen even went so far as to tweet, "Our collective health is not at risk," and flew ashore at the prime minister's main message.

Others also said that after following the rules, their constituents would be angry about the new policy, only to see "people protested, at street parties, with no action taken against them.

But Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned Mr Johnson that his actions did not go far enough as it banned people from visiting their own homes in an attempt to lower the Covid-19 R rate north of the border

The government's latest coronavirus crackdown was revealed as follows:

  • Sir Keir Starmer used his first speech at the Labor Conference as Chair to warn that a second national lockdown would be a "sign of government failure and not a force majeure" that would take an "immense toll" on public health and the economy would mean.
  • Sir Keir also alleged that the government's "incompetence" was "holding Britain back" and that Conservatives "underfunding of the NHS" and "abandoning welfare" had kept Britain unprepared for the pandemic.
  • Julian Knight, Tory chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) selection board, said without a "route map" to bring viewers back to sporting events, "we risk decimating our sporting and cultural infrastructure."
  • Shares in some of the UK's largest pub chains felt the crisis following the 10pm curfew announcement, when City Pub Group fell 6.6 percent while Wetherspoons fell 0.4 percent.
  • Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething welcomed the UK Government's decision to return to home work as "a welcome postponement … which is in line with our position".
  • Tory peer Andrew Lloyd Webber warned that commercial theater will not survive unless government "steps on the table".
  • Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said the rise in coronavirus cases is "extremely difficult news for all of us and the whole country" as the bank "will do everything it can to help the businesses and the people of the country to support & # 39 ;.
  • The government said there were an additional 4,926 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, bringing the total to 403,551.

The chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, Mr. Marsh, warned that the rules were "nonsense" and "absurd". He told MailOnline, “In terms of enforcement, it's really difficult for us. I mean, I'm not a huge fan of Nicola Sturgeon, but at least she sets the tone.

"Six months" curbs at a glance

  • All pubs, bars and restaurants in England are subject to a curfew at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Prime Minister insists that the premises must kick all customers out by the deadline.
  • 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 customers are required to wear masks – unless they're sitting down to eat or drink.
  • All employees who can work from home will be asked to do so from tomorrow.
  • The fines for breaking 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, with soldiers possibly being drafted to perform official duties and guarding protected locations so that 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 the partial return of sports fans to the stadiums on October 1 have been suspended.
  • The rule of six exemptions is tightened to ban team sports such as five-on-five soccer games.

“If someone sneaks and says that Mr. Big has 20 people in his house, what do we do? Sitting in front of his house all evening waiting for people to come out and count or something?

& # 39; That's an address. We are talking about millions of addresses. It's just nonsense. It is absolutely absurd. Why can't they implement what's in Scotland? I have no idea.

& # 39; Why? Why is our six but Scotland's no one? It's not right, and it just makes it so hard for my colleagues to get it through, when you can make it crystal clear enough that it's not ambiguous. There is no way around. These are the rules. Hold on to them. & # 39;

Er fügte hinzu: »Aber Sie wissen, wenn der Innenminister Ihren Nachbarn Schnatz sagt, viel Glück mit diesem einen Priti Patel. Wie sollen wir das durchsetzen? & # 39;

Der nationale Vorsitzende der Polizeiföderation von England und Wales, John Apter, fügte hinzu: „Weitere Mittel für die Überwachung dieser Pandemie sind dringend erforderlich.

'Der Dienst braucht jede Hilfe, die er bekommen kann, da der finanzielle Druck auf die Streitkräfte von Tag zu Tag zunimmt – aber die heutige Ankündigung enthielt keine Details. Wir werden darauf warten, bevor wir zu viel feiern. Seit Beginn dieser Pandemie arbeiten Polizei und Militär gemeinsam an der Logistik.

'Das hat und funktioniert gut; Aber die Ankündigung des Premierministers wurde von einigen als Vorschlag aufgegriffen, dass das Militär auf der Straße sein wird, um der Polizei bei der Durchsetzung der Covid-Vorschriften zu helfen. Dies ist nicht das, wonach die Polizei gefragt hat und was sie nicht braucht. & # 39;

Herr Apter fügte hinzu: „Dies ist eine sich ständig ändernde Situation, und die Polizeibeamten werden weiterhin unglaubliche Arbeit leisten, um sich schnell anzupassen.

„Die überwiegende Mehrheit der Öffentlichkeit hat die ihnen auferlegten Beschränkungen eingehalten. Diese Einschränkungen betreffen uns alle, aber es geht darum, einander so sicher wie möglich zu halten.

"Ich würde hoffen, dass die Öffentlichkeit weiterhin das Richtige tut, um die Mitbürger zu schützen und die Ausbreitung des Virus zu minimieren."

Daten von Public Health England zeigen, dass von den 729 Ausbrüchen in der Woche bis zum 13. September nur fünf Prozent in Lebensmittelgeschäften wie Restaurants und Pubs auftraten

Daten von Public Health England zeigen, dass von den 729 Ausbrüchen in der Woche bis zum 13. September nur fünf Prozent in Lebensmittelgeschäften wie Restaurants und Pubs auftraten

Die neuen Beschränkungen lösten auch Ärger im Gastgewerbe aus, und Frau Nicholls von UKHospitality beschrieb sie als "einen weiteren vernichtenden Schlag" für viele Unternehmen.

Sie sagte: „Eine harte Abschlusszeit ist schlecht für das Geschäft und schlecht für die Kontrolle des Virus. Wir müssen den Menschen Zeit geben, sich über einen längeren Zeitraum zu zerstreuen.

„Seit der Wiedereröffnung ist der Tischservice in einigen Teilen des Sektors weit verbreitet, aber nicht in allen Geschäftsbereichen wie Coffeeshops erforderlich.

"Es ist schwer zu verstehen, wie diese Maßnahmen die Lösung zur Bekämpfung der Krankheit darstellen, wenn Regierungsdaten zeigen, dass nur 5 Prozent der Infektionen außerhalb des Hauses mit der Gastfreundschaft zusammenhängen."

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