Monday 5 October 2020 9:18 PM UTC
LONDON Oct 5: Jordan Joseph, the owner and chief executive of the G-A-Y group has threatened the Government with legal action over its 10pm curfew on the hospitality sector.
The club has venues in London and Manchester with customers forced out of the location at 10pm, which has angered many pubs and restaurants as well as Mr Joseph who has claimed that the curfew “made absolutely no sense” and did “the opposite of protecting people”.
Mr Joseph has written to the health secretary Matt Hancock asking for a scientific explanation behind the ruling and is pursuing a judicial review of the curfew.
A spokesperson for the government has stated “The latest data suggests a considerable rise in the infection rate following people socialising in hospitality venues serving alcohol in
recent weeks, so we have taken immediate action to cut the transmission rate and save lives and will keep all measures under constant review”.
The 10pm closure allows people to continue to socialise while reducing the risk of failing to socially distance.
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