Coronavirus lockdown changes explained – all the things you can do from Monday – Latest News


Strict social-distancing rules will be in place, and people will be expected to be firm with themselves about hygiene measures.

It will be the first time in three months Brits can shop clothes and marvel at animals, as normality slowly creeps back into life.

From June 15th Brits will be able to visit non-essential shops, zoos and visit family members inside social bubbles, as normality slowly creeps back in

More shops are set to reopen

Recreational activities such as zoos, safari parks, and drive-in cinemas are set to reopen in England

People will have to wear face masks on public transport in a bid to stop the spread of infection

Boris Johnson also announced a “support bubble system,” which will allow two households to break the two-metre rule

Single Brits who live alone will now be allowed to form a “bubble” with one other household, and those within a bubble can break the two-metre rule for the first time since March.

Under Boris Johnson’s new coronavirus lockdown rules, non-essential shops and zoos will be able to reopen from Monday June 15.

Outlined below are details of what exactly has been announced, who can benefit, and what you can do from Monday June 15.

The rules are only applicable for England, not the whole of the UK, meaning Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, are exempt.

Customers can expect supermarket layouts, which means long cues, limited capacity and hand sanitiser stations.

Non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen for the first time in months, and stores will be operating with strict social distancing measures.

Shops allowed to reopen include:

John Lewis said is will open stores from June 18, and Next will be phasing reopening over the coming weeks.

Primark, GAME, Debenhams, O2, EE and BT, H&M, Lush, GAME, H Samuel and Argos have all said they’ll be opening up shop from June 15.

Recreational activities such as zoos, safari parks, and drive-in cinemas are set to reopen in England from Monday June 15.

Sites will also be operating at reduced capacity, and one-way systems will be in place, with only outdoor attractions allowed to open their doors.

The Prime Minister has allowed them to reopen as long as staff follow strict social distancing rules, and all on-site cafes and restaurants are expected to operate as take-away only.

Reptile houses, indoor aquariums, and isolated exhibits will all remain closed under the rules.


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