The alcoholic beverages of GREAT BRITAIN could spread through the main streets and farmland to open large beer gardens for social consumption at a distance.
Tourism Alliance director Kurt Janson suggested proposals for bars and restaurants after the announcement that the industry could restart in July.
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Bars and restaurants may open before July 1, depending on the ability to allow customers a safe social distance.
Mr Janson warned that the opening of stores should be done on a case-by-case basis, due to the difference in size and capacity.
He told Sun Online Travel: "Right now, if you want to spread your coffee on the sidewalk, you have to go through the planning process to do it, which takes time.
"The urgency of the situation should allow stores to consider having outdoor seating, which is an allowable development, which means you can do it.
"Or you can change the planning rules to close the streets at night."
He also explained how pubs in less populated areas could reopen: "Pubs could reopen in fields, especially in rural areas, and use farmers' fields to increase attendance."
"If you operate a country pub with a large beer garden, there must be ways to open them, like a hatch that opens to serve as a garden bar."
Sweden is just one of the countries that introduced the use of streets for cafes and restaurants, but Janson warned that it was "too early" to see if it had worked well.
Dublin is also considering using pedestrian streets to open cafes and restaurants, along with Lithuania.
Until then, he said there was a need to look for models to introduce them to the UK before July to ensure the tourist season can return in time for summer.
However, he warned that cities are facing a more difficult reopening period.
He said: "Rural areas, where there is a natural distance anyway, can open up to tourism much faster than urban areas.
"In the city, they may not be able to open bars and restaurants for a while due to the rules of social distancing.
"It has public transportation, attractions, accommodation, pubs and restaurants; it is difficult to restart an entire area unless they are all open.
"Why would you want to come to London if there is nothing open and you can't eat in a restaurant?"
Summer holidays abroad are ruled out according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, and the British tourism industry faces a difficult summer if an appearance of normalcy cannot resume in July.
With over 80 percent of hospitality staff suspended, Janson said that only three months of tourism could result in the closure of businesses that would otherwise be "safe".
He added: "If we open fully on July 1, then we have about three months to save the 2020 season, which will be difficult and will depend on the public's appetite, which we are not so sure about.
"With only three months to earn income for a year, local businesses are going to be hard pressed and may see a wave of failures and redundancy."
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The Cornwall chief tourism official warned against scheduled breakfast and lunch times, limiting the number of beach visitors and shorter hotel stays when tourists return to the area.
Malcom Bell says tourists can expect a "different type of holiday" in the UK when they visit Cornwall after the closure is complete.
He told Sun Online Travel, "The buffets you will see will disappear, the doors will remain open so people don't touch the handles, the social distancing markers will be visible."
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