Further Lockdown Restrictions Easing 4th July
On Tuesday 23 June the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family and to help businesses get back on their feet after 3 months of lockdown due to coronavirus.
From Saturday 4th July pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to new COVID-19 secure health and safety guidelines.
The Prime Minister also announced that from the 4th, two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures, and that people can now enjoy holidays in England with the reopening of accommodation sites and hotels.
Some leisure facilities and tourist attractions have also been given the go ahead to reopen if they can do so safely from the 4th. These include outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres.
Where it is not possible to stay two metres apart, new guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying only one metre apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission, such as PPE.
Close proximity venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools, water parks, bowling alleys and spas will remain closed.
These new rules only apply in England, Wales and Scotland will follow their own guidelines set by the local government there as needs differ.