Pubs have reopened across England and Northern Ireland, with outdoor restaurants and beer gardens set to follow in the next few weeks across the rest of the UK.
This comes as the nation looks forward to easing restrictions on travel to over 70 countries and suggestions that gyms could reopen in the next few weeks.
As life for adults starts to return to a sense of normality, what about the kids? Will playgrounds be open soon?
When will playgrounds be open?
The official advice on Gov.uk states that outdoor gyms and playgrounds are able to open in England from today, 4 July.
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PM Boris Johnson had previously announced that this weekend would see the reopening of playgrounds, along with other facilities.
In his address in late June, the Prime Minister said: ‘Most leisure facilities and tourist attractions will reopen if they can do so safely, including outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs and community centres.’
In his speech, he also stated that close proximity venues, which include indoor gyms, water parks and soft-play areas would have to remain closed a little while longer.
What about playgrounds in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
Playgrounds in Scotland reopened on Monday 29 June, with the government urging people to remember social distancing when using them.
The latest from the Welsh government is that playgrounds remain closed, and playgrounds and sports parks in Northern Ireland are expected to open from 10 July.
What are the new rules for playgrounds?
The government issued guidance for parents and guardians taking children to playgrounds, and for those in charge of maintenance of playgrounds.
The new safety measure suggestions include:
Guidance on the Scottish government’s website says ‘strict physical distancing should be followed’ in playgrounds and children should not use a play park if it is crowded.