THOUSANDS of pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and bingo halls across England are now open as lockdown measures are eased.
July 4 marked the start of the phase three of Boris Johnson’s plan to get the country back to some normality while also trying to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
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Brits can get haircut, watch a blockbuster film and go to church from this weekend as long as the businesses are Covid-19 secure.
It means pubs and restaurants will be limited to table service, while hairdressers will have to wear visors as they work.
Firms will also have to collect contact details from customers to help NHS Track and Trace to control the spread of the virus.
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that unlocking the nation relies a lot on the “British public to use their common sense”.
And if the number of positive coronavirus cases look like they could be getting out of control, local lockdowns will be put in place, like in Leicester.
But it won’t be business as usual for everyone – indoor gyms, night clubs and swimming pools will have to stay closed “for now”.
And because lifting lockdown is a devolved matter, companies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland won’t begin reopening until later this month.
Here’s a list of all of the businesses that are now allowed to be open:
The following businesses are able to open again as long as they have carried out a coronavirus risk assessment. These include:
Mr Johnson said that some businesses must remain shut “for now”. These include the following:
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a pint but are unsure whether you want to sit inside, check out this map that will help you find a beer garden near you.
Looking forward to getting your hair cut? Here’s what the hairdressers will look like now.
Film fans can also check out what cinemas will look like when you go to watch a movie post-lockdown.