On Tuesday the Prime Minister set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet, and get people back in their jobs.
Throughout the last three months the British people, businesses and families have had to make huge sacrifices to protect our NHS and to save lives, but having made some of the greatest sacrifices ever known in peacetime our collective hard work is paying off. From the 4th July the new measures coming into effect include:
• Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.
• Two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures, e.g. having parents round for dinner, or friends round to watch the football
• Households will be able to enjoy staycations in England with the reopening of accommodation sites.
• Some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also reopen in order to begin restoring the arts and cultural sector, if they can do so safely – this includes outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres.
• Following a review, the Prime Minister set out that where it is 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.
For further information: www.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-can…