TODAY is Super Saturday when pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and bingo halls across England will be able to reopen as lockdown measures are eased.
July 4 marks the start of the phase three of Boris Johnson’s plan to get the country back to some normality while also trying to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
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Brits can get haircut, watch a blockbuster film and go to church from this weekend as long as the businesses are Covid-19 secure.
It means pubs and restaurants will be limited to table service, while hairdressers will have to wear visors as they work.
Firms will also have to collect contact details from customers to help NHS Track and Trace to control the spread of the virus.
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that unlocking the nation relies a lot on the “British public to use their common sense”.
And if the number of positive coronavirus cases look like they could be getting out of control, local lockdowns will be put in place, like in Leicester.
But it won’t be business as usual for everyone – indoor gyms, night clubs and swimming pools will have to stay closed “for now”.
And because lifting lockdown is a devolved matter, companies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland won’t begin reopening until later this month.
Here’s a list of all of the businesses that will be able to open from tomorrow:
What can open from July 4?
The following businesses are able to to open again from tomorrow as long as they have carried out a coronavirus risk assessment. These include:
- 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.
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What businesses must remain closed?
Mr Johnson said that some businesses must remain shut “for now”. These include the following:
- 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.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a pint but are unsure whether you want to sit inside, check out this map that will help you find a beer garden near you this weekend.
Looking forward to getting your hair cut? Here’s what the hairdressers will look like from today.
Film fans can also check out what cinemas will look like when you go to watch a movie post-lockdown.
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