The success of the vaccine rollout so far and the diligence of the public in staying at home and protecting the NHS means that we are finally able to start reopening venues and relaxing coronavirus measures. It is great that we can finally begin to go out and see friends and family again, however, we must all remain vigilant and follow the government guidelines so we can continue to open safely. To ensure that we are able to reach the next stage of restriction easings, it is important that we act responsibly and do not become complacent.
Pubs and restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.
Customers will not need to order a ‘substantial meal’ and there will not be a pub curfew.
However, customers must order, eat, and drink while seated outside. You should only go inside the building to use the toilet.
Non-essential retail can reopen.
This includes shops, hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons which will be able to open again from April 12th.
Gyms and swimming pools are also being allowed to open again but exercise classes are still prohibited.
Children’s indoor classes and activities can resume with a maximum of 15 people.
Outdoor attractions – like zoo’s, farms and theme parks can re-open, but with social distancing still in place.
Libraries and community centres will also be able to reopen for the public.
Self-catering UK holidays are allowed.
Holiday lets and campsites with self-contained facilities will be able to reopen.
Weddings and Funerals:
From the 12th of April weddings will be allowed with a maximum of 15 guests (this does not include those working at the wedding).
Funerals will be allowed to have 30 mourners present.