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MASS TESTING – THE WAY OUT: As plans reveal the government is to rely on mass testing to ‘save summer’, we look at the potential roadmap for easing restrictions

'Are you ready? Get testing. Go' that’s the new government slogan that’s reportedly about to be given the green light. It comes as rapid lateral flow testing it to be rolled out in a bid to unlock society. And with suggestions it could be July before hospitality can operate as normal -  there are concerns.

Andy is founder of The Wonky Table – a network of over 1,000 hospitality businesses and has launched a petition calling on the Government to extend the temporary cut in VAT for the sector, which is currently at 5%.

Monday will see the PM outline a route out of lockdown and it’s likely it’ll look like this

8th March - a return to education

April - non-essential retail

May - hospitality but with restrictions

With July likely to see a normal return to hospitality - but with social distancing to remain in place.


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