UK pubs and restaurants will be able to open their doors from Monday, May 17 to welcome guests as they approach step three of the roadmap out of lockdown.

As restrictions ease, in Nottingham there were mixed opinions on the re-opening of hospitality venues. Many welcomed the idea but others did not and felt the UK was not ready for this change.

Courtney Mclaven, a Bartender from The Thurland Hall believes her pub is putting in all the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

VIDEO: Courtney Mclaven from The Thurland Hall talks about measures introduced at her pub

The rules which enabled outdoor service to resume for groups of six or less was permitted on April 12. However, the public will gain a glimpse back to normality on May 17 when indoor dining resumes.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed off the indoor socialising and dining plan on May 10 at the Downing Street Press conference.

The rules will shortly allow six people or two households to mix indoors from May 17.

Many pubs and restaurants can now begin preparations to restart their indoor dining experience.

As indoor dining restrictions will soon be lifted, customers must comply with the safety precautions put in place to prioritise public safety and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Customers must obey the the rule of six, maintain social distancing with other tables, register using the Covid-19 app for test and trace and have table service only.