December 8, 2022

A pub and a hotel/restaurant are the latest to close in Cornwall over Covid

A pub and a hotel/restaurant are the latest businesses to shut their doors to protect…

A pub and a hotel/restaurant are the latest to close in Cornwall over Covid

A pub and a hotel/restaurant are the latest businesses to shut their doors to protect people from Covid-19.

The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell and the Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay announced the news on social media.

It comes after more and more hospitality businesses have announced that they’re temporarily closing, with some blaming visitors from Tiers 3 and 4 for trying to break the rules. Read more about that here.

A spokesman for The Plume of Feathers said: “We have taken the very sad decision to temporarily close our doors from 11am on New Year’s Eve.

“It is a decision that we have not taken lightly, but having weighed up all of the risks, we feel that it is the right thing to do to protect our guests, team and community.

“We will keep the situation under constant review, so for now keep following us on social for updates.

“Over the next few days we will be in touch to help you rearrange or cancel your booking.

“As you can imagine, our phone lines are very busy at the moment so as always, we would be grateful if you could wait for us to contact you.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Lewinnick Lodge said: “We have taken the very sad decision to temporarily close our doors from 11am on New Year’s Eve.

“It’s a decision that we have not taken lightly, but having weighed up all of the risks, we feel that it is the right thing to do to protect our guests, team and community.”

While Tier 2 is the second-least restrictive of the four tiers currently implemented by the Government, the new rules mean that there are a number of things we can and cannot do. Hospitality and social interactions face different restrictions.

The Lewinnick Lodge on the Pentire Peninsula in Newquay

You can no longer see friends and family that you don’t live with or have not formed a support bubble with inside. The Government defines indoors as any indoor venue whether that’s a private home or indoor venues such as a pub or a restaurant. This means that if you visit a pub or restaurant, you can only do so with your household and cannot meet friends or family that you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with.

Hospitality venues, such as pubs and restaurants, can only serve alcohol with a substantial meal.

Yesterday, the Heron Inn, Malpas, announced they would be temporarily shutting their doors after customers from Tiers 3 and 4 attempted to break the rules. Some customers have been lying about where they live to get served at the gastropub. You can read more about that here.

Newquay restaurant Colonial also announced it will be shutting for several weeks yesterday, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Government’s Tier 2 regulations.

The decision was said to have been taken to keep staff safe.

The restaurant said it would be closing from New Year’s Eve and reopen on Friday, February 12. You can read more about that here.

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