Pubs, restaurants and full list of business allowed to reopen from July 4 in Portsmouth

The Prime Minister has announced the next stage in the easing of lockdown.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 1:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 1:15 pm
Greene King staff in PPE at a pub. Picture: Adam Smyth/Greene King /PA Wire
Greene King staff in PPE at a pub. Picture: Adam Smyth/Greene King /PA Wire

Boris Johnson gave a statement in the Commons announcing that the two-metre social distancing rule will be cut to one metre plus.

He also announced that a number of business across the hospitality and leisure sectors will be allowed to reopen from July 4.

It comes after non-essential shops reopened last week.

Here are all the things allowed to reopen from July 4:

- Pubs

- Restaurants

- Cafes

- Bed and Breakfasts

- Hotels

- Campsites

- Cinemas

- Museums

- Galleries

- Hairdressers/ barbers

- Outdoor gyms

- Places of worship – for prays, services and weddings

- Libraries

- Community centres

- Caravan sites

- Bingo halls

- Outdoor playgrounds

- Arcades

- Social clubs

What restrictions will there be?

Pubs and restaurants will be limited to table service only indoor.

And customers will have to give contact details so they can be traced in the event of positive coronavirus tests.

What will remain closed?

Not everything will be allowed to open on July 4, the following will still be shut:

- Indoor pools

- spas

- bowling alleys

- nightclubs

- nail salons

- indoor gyms

- live threate/ orchestra

- soft play areas

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