Uk News Drinkers warned to take cash to pubs as landlords may struggle to take card payments outside United Kingdom news
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Pub-goers have been warned to take cash with them when they visit their locals next week to avoid being scuppered by rules that ban taking payments inside.From Monday 12 April, pubs in England will be reopening their doors but will only be allowed to serve people and take payments outside in beer gardens or terraces.But industry bosses are concerned that rural pubs suffer from poor broadband and mobile signals in their gardens and, according to The Daily Telegraph, have complained to ministers as some pubs and bars can’t take outdoor payments due to licensing restrictions.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.As Government guidelines ban pubs from taking payments indoors, the paper reported that ministers will attempt to change these rules at the last minute before 12 April.A memo seen by the paper states that “indoor payment will be allowed, but only as a last resort, i.e. where portable card payment or cash payment isn’t an option”. Read More Pubs and restaurants will be reopen for indoor trading no earlier than 17 May, with Rule of Six in place Drinkers have also been advised to take cash with them so they can pay for their food and drinks outside.The British Beer and Pub Association told i it was “welcome clarification”.Ray O’Beirne, general manager and the licensee of The Black Horse in Barnet, north London, which has a large beer garden, said pubs should be able to take cash anyway.Speaking to i he said: “I have problems with my wifi, it goes down from time to time but always at the most inconvenient of times, but that’s life, that’s modern technology for you.“Sometimes, when the broadband hasn’t been working, we’ve had to ask people if they can pop to a cashpoint and get some money out to pay.
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.”Many venues had switched to card-only payments during the pandemic because of hygiene.When pubs reopen next Monday, there are several guidelines in place as per the rules of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.People will be allowed to visit as one household or comply with the Rule of Six – meaning you can visit with up to five other people.They cannot sit inside or order or pay for their drinks and food at the bar, only table service will be allowed in beer gardens and restaurant terraces. Customers can only be indoors when they arrive and are taken to their table outdoors or to use the toilet but they must wear a mask indoors at all times. Upon arrival, everyone must check in on the NHS Test and Trace app, and there can no longer be one check in per group. Read More Dominic Raab says Covid vaccine passports to enter pubs and restaurants ‘under consideration’ The previous 10pm curfew and the requirement to serve a “substantial” meal with alcohol has been scrapped. Across the rest of the UK, no official date in Wales has been given yet but pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants are expected to reopen from 26 April but only for outside dining.The final decision will be taken by Welsh Government in a lockdown rules review on April 22.In Scotland, the date earmarked for reopening is 26 April but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday that pub goers will have to wait until 20 April for a final decision.No date has been given for the reopening of pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland.
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