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Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced that the UK’s lockdown restrictions will be eased further over the coming weeks.

With non-essential retail already back up and running, from Saturday July 4 2020, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will also be allowed to reopen. This is of course providing they can adhere to strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Boris has also said that from the 4th, two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures. With the reopening of accommodation sites, Brits will now also be able to enjoy staycations in England.

In order to begin restoring the arts and cultural sector, some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also reopen. This will only be possible if they can do so safely, however. This will include outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres. For now, indoor gyms and nail and beauty salons must stay closed.

Following a review, the Prime Minister has also stated that where it’s not possible to stay two metres apart, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying one metre apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission.

A full review of Boris’s latest announcement can be found on the gov.uk website.

 

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