Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced further easing of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step 3 of the Government’s plan to return life to as near normal as we can. All businesses and venues can reopen from 4 July by following the updated guidelines.
There are some exceptions from the latest relaxation plans which must remain closed in law, they are:
Bowling alleys and Indoor skating rinks
Indoor play areas including soft-play
Nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons
Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities
Swimming pools including water parks
Exhibition or conference centres must remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for the business or organisation who run the venue.
Cafes, restaurants and shops that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside, will still be permitted to open.
They have advised that they will continue to phase reopening and hope to re-open other close-contact businesses as soon as possible.
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update
Guidance has been updated to help employers and covers these sectors:
If you have any immediate or urgent issues regarding easing of lockdown and how this will impact on your business, please get in touch with us to discuss your options in these tough and uncertain times.