Next set of businesses unlocking today – outdoor zoos and safari parks
As well as non-essential shops being allowed to reopen today after being closed for the duration of the lockdown, outdoor attractions such as zoos and wildlife parks can also officially reopen their doors from today.
Announced on Wednesday 10th June, the Prime Minister gave the go ahead for those business to reopen as long as they follow the new health and safety guidelines adhering to hygiene and social distancing.
Only attractions that are outside can reopen, so aquariums and reptile houses will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
The new guidelines they must follow include food and drink on site being take-away only, restricted and reduced visitor numbers at incremented times, cashless entry for tickets, and 2 metre social distancing clearly labelled and instructed at all times. Extra hand washing and sanitisation facilities must also be put in place.