Those were the words of Nick Mackenzie, chief executive of Greene King, who run the Old Punch Bowl, in the High Street, Crawley
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement on Monday afternoon, revealing that cinemas, museums and indoor children’s play areas can open as well.
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People in England will be able to meet indoors in groups of up to six people or as two households.
The date is the next milestone in England’s roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
And Mr Mackenzie said: “It’s great that from next Monday we’ll be able to welcome our customers back inside our pubs and get more of our team members back to work.
"Since we reopened outdoors in some of our pubs in April, frequent spells of cold and wet weather have made it particularly trying for our teams who are serving our customers outside.
"Even though the vast majority of our of our pubs will be open next week, we’ll still be operating at significantly reduced capacity, so it’s essential all restrictions disappear as promised on 21 June so we can return to the full pub experience that people have missed so much.”
Greene King have introduced a PUBSAFE scheme, which was developed to keep our loyal customers, as well as our dedicated teams safe and itcontinues to be at the heart of everything they do. Full PUBSAFE details are available here - https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pub-safe/Opening hours of the Old Punch Bowl are available on their website here