23 June 2020
Covid-19 restrictions eased from 4 July


Today the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

From Saturday 4 July, the Prime Minister has announced that:

🍻 Pubs can reopen

🍽 Restaurants can reopen

💇 Hairdressers/Barbers can reopen

🏘 2 households will also be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures

🏕 Enjoy staycations in England with the reopening of accommodation sites

Some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also reopen, if they can do so safely – this includes:

🏃 outdoor gyms

🪁 playgrounds

🎟 cinemas

🗿 museums & galleries

🎢 theme parks and arcades

📚 libraries and social clubs

🕌🕍 places of worship and community centres

Following a review, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘1️   METRE ’.

This means staying one metre apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission.

It’s important that we do not increase the risk of transmission which is why “close proximity” venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools, water parks, bowling alleys and spas will need to remain closed for now.