SHOPS, pubs and restaurants may welcome back customers from Monday 12 April when door lock restrictions are eased further.
But not all businesses can reopen. Below, we explain what is possible and impossible to return from Monday.
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Some businesses have restarted, with outdoor swimming pools and fitness classes allowed back from March 29.
This week, PM confirmed phase two His decommissioning schedule can be continued as planned from next Monday.
He said this was possible thanks to the British following the rules and staying at home and the success of the vaccine implementation.
Boris Johnson added: “And on Monday 12, I will go to the pub myself and be cautious but irreversible to lift a pint of beer to my lips.”
What four tests does the government need to pass before the next phase of restrictions is loosened?
1. The vaccine implementation program continues to be successful.
2. Evidence shows that vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalization and mortality among vaccinated people.
3. There is no risk of infection rates increasing hospital admissions, which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
4. Our assessment of risks has not been substantially altered by the new Interest Variations.
What business can’t open on Monday?
- Pub (served in house)
- Restaurant (indoor service)
- Steam room
- Bingo hall
- Bowling alley
- Big event (accommodating)
- Sports stadium (accommodating)
- Night club
- Bigger event
Most of these businesses should be able to open their doors on May 17 when the third step of the closing window takes effect.
It is understood that major events and sports stadiums may also be allowed to reopen from this point, but there is limited capacity.
Up to 10,000 people will be allowed in the outdoor space where everyone can spread out, while stadiums will be limited to a maximum of 4,000 people, or 50% of the capacity.
Indoor events will be limited to 1,000 people, or 50%.
Other businesses that will be allowed to reopen at this time include in-house entertainment, such as movie theaters and bingo rooms.
The Gigs are expected to start again from June 21, but they may be allowed to continue with the limits of quantity and away from society as early as May, especially with immunization metrics reaching higher number.
All other restrictions could be lifted from June 21 and Britons should be able to feel normal in July, as long as vaccine rollout rate continues the same and infection rates still drop. .
That means nightclubs may finally be allowed to reopen and weddings and funerals will be allowed without a limit on numbers starting June 21.
Businesses will reopen on Monday
Some businesses will be allowed to welcome back customers from April 12, including:
- Pub (for outdoor service only)
- Restaurant (for outdoor service only)
- Gym (indoor exercise – but no classroom)
- Beauty salon
- Amusement park
- Cinema drive
- Driving performances
- community Center
- Clothing store
- Home appliances store
- Toy store
- Car showroom (not for rent)
- Betting shop
- Tobacco and vape shop
- Electronic shop
- Mobile phone shops
- Auction house (except livestock auctions, agricultural equipment)
- Market stalls selling non-essential goods
Currently, these businesses are only allowed to make home delivery and offers click and collect money.
Essential stores were open during the lockdown and that’s because they sell important items like food, medicine, and DIY items for home repairs.
By the end of July, every adult is expected to be given the first dose of Covid hit.
Any other business not mentioned as part of the roadmap will be open at this point, if all goes according to plan.
No threat dates have been pushed back to date, but the schedule could be changed by PM if coronavirus cases begin to increase or the vaccine program fails to target.