Boris Johnson has revealed the full list of businesses set to reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased next Monday.
Brits will be able to enjoy the first pint outdoors in months as large swathes of non-essential retail are allowed to reopen from April 12.
Mr Johnson told how he looks forward to lifting a pint in a pub garden as soon as next week.
The Prime Minister also stated no one will need a Covid-19 passport for entry to venues.
Non-essential high street shops have also been given the green light to open, ending months of town centres becoming ghost towns.
Theme Parks including Alton Towers and Thorpe Park can welcome families and thrill-seekers once more as can zoos, libraries and community centres.
What businesses will reopen on April 12?
Non-essential retail will reopen on April 12. This will include but not be limited to:
- Clothing stores and tailors
- Charity and antique shops
- Homeware and carpet stores
- Showrooms (such as for vehicles as well as kitchens and bathrooms)
- Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
- Florists and plant nurseries
- Retail travel agents
- Photography stores
- Auction houses and markets
- Tobacco and vape stores
- Betting shops (subject to additional COVID-Secure measures, such as limiting the use of gaming machines).
- Car washes (except for automatic car washes that are already open)
- Personal care facilities and close contact services will reopen. This will include:
- Hair, beauty and nail salons
- Body and skin piercing services
- Tattoo studios
- Spas and massage centres (except for steam rooms and saunas)
- Holistic therapy (including acupuncture, homeopathy, and reflexology)
- Tanning salons
- Gyms and leisure centres
- Sports courts
- Swimming pools
- Dance studios and fitness centres
- Driving and shooting ranges
- Riding arenas
- Archery venues
- Climbing wall centres
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What outdoor attractions will reopen?
- Water and Aqua parks
- Adventure parks and activities
- Animal attractions (such as at zoos, safari parks and aquariums)
- Drive in events, such as for cinemas, theatres, and other performances.
- Film studios
- Funfairs and fairgrounds
- Model villages
- Skating rinks
- Theme parks
- Trampolining parks
Boris Johnson confirms non-essential shops and pubs to re-open on April 12
What about overseas holidays?
The Prime Minister is not expected to provide a firm date on when international travel can start again.
But he has confirmed that vaccine passports will “definitely” feature in foreign travel.
It comes amid surging numbers of cases in popular holiday destinations such as France and Italy.
Ministers are considering a new traffic light system under which travel to red-list nations with high infection rates would be banned, the Mirror reports.
People returning from “amber countries” would have to quarantine for up to 10 days, while holidaymakers from green-list destinations will not have to self-isolate if they produce a negative test.
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