Mayor of London asks for curfew to be scrapped

Sadiq Khan has issued a statement calling for the 10pm hospitality curfew to be scrapped.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has issued a statement, calling for the 10pm hospitality curfew to be scrapped.

Seen by Pub & Bar, here is the statement in full:

“I have said for a while that the current curfew rule needs to be rapidly reviewed. We saw the worrying consequences of increased social mixing on the streets and on public transport in the capital around 10pm immediately after its introduction.

“Now London and other parts of the country have moved into Tier 2 and higher restrictions, which prohibit household mixing, the current 10pm curfew policy makes even less sense and should be scrapped.

“Immediately scrapping the 10pm curfew would allow more sittings of single households in restaurants throughout the evening, helping with cashflow at a time when venues need all the support they can get.

“The government still haven’t got a grip on this virus and provided a functioning test and trace system. Ministers must give businesses the support they need to survive while restrictions remain in place. This includes access to a proper job retention scheme in line with the 80 per cent furlough scheme in place at the start of the pandemic.”