The Government is reported to have drawn up a plan for reopening Britain's pubs - with rules to make it safer for people to visit without contracting coronavirus.

According to The Sun a document has been drafted by the |Department for Business which includes new rules - such as ordering by app rather than crowding around the bar ad all tables to be two metres apart.

The rules do not currently include separating customers from each other and staff with perspex screens.

Breweries have started filling kegs with a target of having 250-million pints ready to go by June 15, reports The Mirror.

Pubs with beer gardens could be the first to open in a phased relaunch of the industry.

The chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has said more than three-quarters of pubs could reopen if social distancing rules were relaxed to one metre.

The internationally recognised social distancing standard, used in the likes of Italy, Denmark and France, is to remain at least one metre away, as advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Last month, Wetherspoon's said it will spend an initial £11 million making its 875 pubs Covid-19 secure, ahead of reopening, including screens at bars and tables.

The chain said each pub will hire two full-time workers to regularly clean surfaces and touch-points throughout, with more employed in larger pubs.