Pubs and restaurants in Brighton and Hove may have to stay closed until July

This comes in light of the new powers given to local councils

The government has just extended the coronavirus lockdown powers given to local councils until mid-July, The Argus reported.

Such powers mean that Brighton and Hove City Council have the ability to close venues and shut off public areas even once the national lockdown has been lifted.

This means that restaurants, pubs and other public areas may remain closed until July which will unfortunately be detrimental to peoples jobs and businesses.

Tory MP Mark Harper spoke to the Telegraph, he said: ”Once the top four risk groups have been vaccinated and fully protected by March 8, assuming the Government hits the February 15 deadline, the government must start easing the restrictions.”

The new powers given to local councils does not mean that the national lockdown has been extended.

New vaccination centres, including the Brighton Center and Kings Road are some of many new mass vaccination sites offering the vaccine to health and social care staff and are waiting to open their doors to priority patients starting tomorrow (Tuesday 26th).