Pubs are expected to get the go-ahead tomorrow to prepare for reopening in July as the Prime Minister is expected to revise lockdown restrictions.

Boris Johnson is expected to announce tomorrow (June 23) that they will reduce the two-metre social distancing rule to one-metre.

By doing so, this would make ‘phase three’ of the government plan to lift lockdown restrictions easier, as pubs, restaurants and hospitality businesses including hairdressers, should begin to reopen by July 4.

After the announcement, full guidance would be later published on the government website to explain the changes required for pubs, restaurants and hospitality businesses.

The plans will be discussed in a meeting today before it is outlined to parliament tomorrow.

What changes will be made?

It is believed that pub-goers and diners may be asked to register their name when entering a venue.

Health secretary Matt Hancock previously said that he would not “rule out” the option, which would make it easier to track-and-trace and suspected Covid-19 patients if an outbreak were to occur.

Other countries have adopted similar methods, as people in New Zealand must use a smartphone to scan a code which logs the venues they have been to.

Mr Hancock explained that screens, facemasks and back-to-back seating would be considerable measures that could work if the two-metre rule is changed.

According to a report from The Times, leaked government plans reveal that pub-goers would be asked to order drinks using a smartphone app rather than the bar, and if someone is at the bar they will be told to move quickly.

Restaurants and pubs will be asked to use disposable menus to avoid any cross contamination, and cutlery would not be on the table before ordering.

It is said licensing laws will also be relaxed, allowing pubs, restaurants and cafes to sell alcohol outside - making it easier to ensure social distancing.

The health secretary explained that England is “clearly on track” to ease further lockdown restrictions.

More details are expected to be announced tomorrow.