Restaurants, cafes and pubs in Guernsey will now be able to stay open for an hour longer, until 11:30pm.

The island was the first place in the British Island to reopen pubs. They were all forced to close on 20 March due to lockdown restrictions being put in place.

Now, as Guernsey enters phase four of its exit plan many businesses are preparing to start trading again.

When restaurants, pubs and cafes reopened, they had to close their doors at 10:30pm.

The Committee for Health & Social Care says the licensing hours have been under review after adopting an initially "cautious approach".

The island was the first place in the British Island to reopen pubs. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The response from both industry and the public has been fantastic over this first week and as a result we’re able, with the support of Law Enforcement and Public Health, to extend opening hours. Not only does this move us, as a community, ever closer back to “normal”, it will also assist hospitality at this difficult time.

Deputy Heidi Soulsby, President of the Committee for Health & Social Care