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Pubs and eateries prepare to reopen

Friday 9 April 2021

Hertford's pubs and eateries are preparing to reopen for outdoor customers from Monday, with hairdressers, beauticians and other retail outlets also looking forward to welcoming back customers. 

Cafes, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to provide a table service to seated customers outside, meaning that only those businesses with either their own outdoor areas or street licences can reopen. Customers should check with businesses beforehand as many are operating a booking only system.

In addition of retailers and personal servivces, Hertford Library will also reopen with limited browsing.

Pubs and eateries confirmed to reopen on Monday include:

  • The Old Barge
  • The Lord Haig
  • Salisbury Arms
  • The Practitioner
  • The White Hart
  • The Woolpack
  • Hertford Bell
  • The Saracen's Head
  • The Millstream
  • The Black Horse
  • The White Lion
  • The Six Templars
  • Leaf Cafe
  • Hertford House

The easing of restrictions come as the number of East Herts people testing positive for Covid-19 in the week up to Sunday 4th April was just 12. There have been no deaths in the last five weeks.

Under the governments roadmap out of lockdown, the following changes will apply from Monday:

  • non-essential retail will be able to reopen
  • personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen
  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
  • outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
  • most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
  • some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
  • indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • all childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
  • weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
  • self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • you should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible
  • care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
Railings around the Salisbury Square fountain are due to be removed on Monday
Tom Ashley will reopen on Monday following a fire in December

Updated 13/4/21 to remove Pizza Express from list of restaurants opening. This was included in error.


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