September 23, 2020 5.09 pm This story is over 15 months old

Police to patrol Lincoln to enforce 10pm pub curfew

Pubs have been warned

Pub and restaurant owners have been warned by Lincolnshire Police that anyone flaunting the new COVID-19 curfew will face severe punishment.

New measures for hospitality venues mean that from Thursday all venues such as pubs and restaurants must close at 10pm every day.

Table service is also mandatory, as well as the use of face covering at all times apart from when people are sitting at their table.

This includes going to the toilet, walking to your table and entering or leaving the pub.

Failure to comply with wearing face covering could now face a £200 fine for a first offence.

Businesses have also been included in the new fines system, with a £10,000 fine introduced for any establishment that breaks the latest lockdown measures.

There will be a police presence out to check pubs are complying with rules, particularly pubs that show sport.

In the Prime Minister’s national address on Tuesday, Boris Johnson also said that he would draft in help from the army should it be required.

A council probe looking at attendance records of pubs in Lincoln showed that there were no plans to close any pubs in the area due to the spike in coronavirus cases this month.

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