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Pubs & bars can fully re-open from today

Pubs, bars and nightclubs on Island are being allowed to fully re-open again from today.

The decision to allow these venues to come back was confirmed by Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, earlier this week and comes after four weeks of no new Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Man.

Venues originally closed on March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Since Monday and up until today, pubs could only welcome people if they were able to offer a 'food-driven' seated service, but now venues will be able to get punters through the doors without needing to offer a dining service.

Elsewhere, theatres and cinemas are also being given the green light to start welcoming customers back.

Owner of the Rovers Return in Douglas and Chair of the Licensed Victuallers Association, Guy Armstrong-Rossiter, told 3FM how he feels about the return of the industry and what customers could expect:

 

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