Lockdown to be eased from July 4th

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced today a new series of measures to ease the lock-down in England.

Date – From Saturday July 4

The 2 metre distancing rule is set to changed.  Where it is not possible to stay 2 metres apart, people should keep a distance of one metre plus to reduce the risk of transmission of the disease.

Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to open providing they follow the safety guidelines but hospitality indoors will be limited to table service so that contact between staff and customers are limited.

And in addition customers will have to give contact details when they enter a pub or restaurant.

Hotels, B &B’s, cottages, campsites and caravan parks can also re-open and people can be allowed to stay away from home overnight.  This has not been allowed since the lock-down in March.

Two households can now meet indoors or outside and down not have to be the same set of households.  Outdoor, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to 6.

More outdoor spaces will allowed to open including outdoor gyms and children’s playgrounds.

Hairdressers can open as long as safety precautions are taken but other place such as nail bars will not be allowed to open yet.

Libraries, community centres, cinemas, museums and galleries will be able to open.  This to include funfairs, theme parks, amusement arcades, indoor leisure centres and social clubs.

An places of worship will be able to open for prayers and services and weddings allowed with up to 30 guests.

Theatres and concert halls will be able to open but no live performances as yet.

Nightclubs, bowling alleys, spas, swimming pools and soft play areas for children will remain closed.