Boris Johnson has today announced the latest round of lockdown-easing measures, with pubs, restaurants, cafes and hair salons all now allowed to reopen from Saturday July 4th.
The Prime Minister also announced he is is cutting the two-metre social distancing rule to “one metre plus”.
Businesses will only be allowed to reopen if they are Covid-19 secure – which means, for instance, that pubs and restaurants will be limited to table service and hairdressers will have to wear visors.
Here’s the full list of businesses which will be able to to open again from July 4th as long as they are Covid-19 secure:
- Hotels, hostels bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding houses
- Places of worship
- Community centres
- Restaurants, cafes and workplace canteens
- Bingo halls
- Theatres and concert halls, but no live music
- Museums and galleries
- Hair salons and barbers
- Outdoor playgrounds
- Outdoor gyms
- Funfairs, theme parks and adventure parks and activities
- Amusement arcades
- Outdoor skating rinks
- Other indoor leisure centres or facilities, including indoor games, recreation and entertainment venues
- Social clubs
- Model villages
- Indoor attractions at aquariums, zoos, safari parks, farms, wildlife centres and any place where animals are exhibited to the public as an attraction.
But the following businesses must remain closed “for now”:
- Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks
- Indoor play areas including soft-play
- Nail bars and beauty salons
- Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
- Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities
- Swimming pools and water parks
- Exhibition or Conference Centres – where they are to be used for exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for that venue.