Pubs not allowed to serve takeaway alcohol
Pub businesses in England can no longer sell alcohol as part of click-and-collect services or with takeaway orders.
Pub businesses in England can no longer sell alcohol as part of click-and-collect services, or with takeaway orders, as part of the new rules in England's third national lockdown.
The latest wave of government measures intended to curb the spread of a new variant of Covid-19 were confirmed by Boris Johnson in a televised speech to the nation at 8pm on 4 January 2020.
People have been ordered to stay at home under full lockdown measures (with the exception of some reasons to travel permitted within law) until at least mid-February, while the vaccine programme gets underway to protect the country's most vulnerable.
All pubs and bars, regardless of regional tier allocation, must now close to all dine-in customers until further notice. Alcoholic drinks can still be ordered for delivery.
Pubs had previously been given permission to sell alcohol on-site during November's second national lockdown, provided it had been pre-ordered.
Everyone has been instructed to follow the new rules immediately, which will then come into law at 00.01am on Wednesday 6 January.