Are bingo halls open in the UK?

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TODAY marks one of the biggest shifts in the country’s route out of lockdown as pubs, restaurants and hairdressers have all been allowed to open.

And some Bingo halls have also been given the green light to open if they want. Below is all the details you need to know about which bingo halls are opening today.

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Bingo halls in England will open today along with pubs, restaurants and hairdressers.

Scotland and Wales devolved governments will confirm at a later date when they will open there.

Mecca Bingo will be opening 34 of its 86 UK clubs today. The remaining clubs will welcome back customers in a phased reopening throughout July.

The Sun paid a visit to Mecca Bingo in Dagenham to see how it is reopening.

Seven of Apollo’s clubs will open today in Barrow in Furness, Canvey Island, Donnington, Mansfield, Skegness, Spalding and Worcester.

Four more will open their doors on July 11 and the remaining clubs are yet to have a confirmed reopening date.

Buzz Bingo only announced yesterday when it would be opening the doors of its 117 clubs.

But Buzz fans will have to hold onto their bingo cards a little longer as it only plans to open 12 on August 6 and the remaining will endure a phased reopening after.

Just one of Beacon Bingo’s clubs is opening today in Redcar, North Yorkshire.

All but one of the remaining clubs will open on July 6, with the final one in Loughborough to be confirmed.

All Crown Bingo clubs will be open today. It has three venues in Hampshire and one in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Club 3000 Bingo will open two of its clubs today in Bristol and Stanley Park, Liverpool.

It will open one more on July 6 with all other clubs in England opening from July 9.

Social distancing measures will be introduced in clubs with clear signage to guide customers.

Some tables, chairs and slot machines will not be in use and the number of players allowed in at any one time will be capped. Some players may have to queue to get in at busy times.

Mecca Bingo announced the all guests must clean their hands at hand sanitiser stations and abide by social distancing measures in place.

Contactless payments will be encouraged – as well as food and drink being ordered by phone or via screens in the clubs.

Clubs are also extending hours to allow for a new ‘pop-in’ format which will allow customers to play for an hour at a time, as well as other sessions with reduced numbers of customers.

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