9 Apr 2020

Uncertainty over restaurant reopenings after Covid-19 lockdown

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 9 April 2020

Restaurants are champing at the bit to reopen when we move out of Alert Level 4 - but warn we shouldn't expect them to be up and running as soon as lockdown ends.

The Prime Minister has asked businesses to prepare to reopen, but says a decision on when the lockdown is lifted will only be made on April 20 - two days before it is due to finish.

And there is still uncertainty over how businesses will be able to operate under Alert Level 3. Lydia Batham has more.