When will Wetherspoon open? – The Sun

WETHERSPOON is planning a return after the government's lockdown forced pubs to shut across the country.

The chain has announced it is preparing to resume operations "in or around June".

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When will Wetherspoon reopen?

Wetherspoon plans on reopening its pubs "in or around June", according to the chain.

It is working to put in social distancing measures ahead of its opening to adhere with government guidelines.

The pubs, which is one of the biggest pub chains in the country, will make use of its larger facilities, according to the brand.

According to spokesperson Eddie Gershon: "Wetherspoon has no hotline to the government as to when pubs might be permitted to reopen and we doubt if the government itself has yet made a decision on this.

"Like all companies we are trying to make a plan for the future and are guessing that they may be allowed to reopen in late June, around three months after they closed.

"However, that is just an estimate and may prove to be entirely incorrect.

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When did all pubs shut?

A government spokesperson at the time said: "We have been clear about the importance of social distancing and the need for people, especially in vulnerable groups and in other age groups, to do so.

"We have been clear about our guidance around social gatherings and again we have asked the public to do what we have asked the public to do."

What has been said about pubs being closed?

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove has said that pubs would be one of the last to reopen after the lockdown.

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