2nd July 2020
The Prime Minister has set out that from Saturday 4 July 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 and people can now visit hotels 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.
- Updated advice about upcoming changes for those shielding from coronavirus is available here.
If you or a member of your household develop the symptoms of coronavirus (anosmia, a new persistent dry cough OR a temperature above 100F/ 37.8C) then you and every member of your household should remain at home at all times for 14 days. This means you cannot leave home to shop or exercise, and should arrange to have supplies delivered to your door. You should also self isolate for 14 days if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and informed you have interacted with an infected person.