UK imposed new COVID-19 restrictions in their three nations after Christmas in which they stricter laws for pubs and bars and restaurants. The regulations came into force in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Whales as the countries attempted to curb the spread of the virus.
However, on December 26, bars, pubs, clubs will be permitted to stay open for an extra two hours in Wales and England to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The British government plans to increase the licensing hours from 11 pm to 1 am for three days, June 2 to June 4. After a month of consultation with the country’s people, the administration will make its decision.
The decision to extend Licensing hours was taken by UK Home Minister “Priti Patel” for Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4. After a month of public consultation, the decision to extend the licencing hours will be made. Issues raised by the police department, licencing authorities, and alcohol awareness groups will be examined throughout the month-long consultation.
Under the 2003 Licensing Act, the UK Home Secretary has the authority to issue an order extending the hours for venues to remain open. Patel said, will allow people all around the country to raise a “glass to salute” Queen Elizabeth II and her service to the country.
On the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee, live concerts, a service of thanksgiving will be held in the country. Next year, the British people will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with four days of festivities over a four-day holiday weekend.
According to AP, celebrating the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee will start Trooping Colour. A ceremonious birthday parade will be on June 2, 2022, and a thanksgiving service will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The march will be feature more than 1400 soldiers in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday. The “The Platinum Jubilee” pageant will also be held in central London.