Reminder of businesses opening since 4 July 2020
A reminder that since 4 July 2020, many business sectors have been given permission to reopen in England. The businesses are expected to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines.
The categories of businesses that have been allowed to reopen include:
hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding houses
places of worship
restaurants, cafes, workplace canteens, bars, pubs that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside
hair salons and barbers, including mobile businesses
theatres and concert halls
funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities
outdoor gyms and playgrounds
museums and galleries
outdoor skating rinks
amusement arcades and other entertainment centres
indoor attractions at aquariums, zoos, safari parks, farms, wildlife centres and any place where animals are exhibited to the public as an attraction
indoor and outdoor areas of visitor attractions including, gardens, heritage sites, film studios and landmarks
The UK government is only responsible for lifting lockdown restrictions in England. This is because health is a devolved matter, which means that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are responsible for their own policies in relation to public health matters. The other governments have generally taken a more stringent view in regard to reopening businesses with different roadmaps for easing the various restrictions.