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Long Sutton pub landlord may not re-open straight away if 2 metre rule still in place

A pub landlord says he probably won’t open next month if the two metre coronavirus social distancing rules are enforced.

Speculation had been that beer gardens would be allowed to open from next Tuesday, June 22; but last week, business secretary Alok Sharma said that it would not be until July 4 “at the earliest” before pubs, bars and restaurants could return.

Sean Portass, who runs Palmers Ale House and Kitchen in Long Sutton, said that he could not see how the pub could operate and have the same atmosphere with two-metre social distancing in place.

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