Great Britain

From indoor theatres to nightclubs and casinos – full list of businesses not reopening in July

NIGHTCLUBS and casinos are among the businesses that have to remain closed, although outdoor theatres and lidos in England can reopen from today.

It's good news for Brits who enjoy being outdoors, but it's bad news for those who are desperate for a night out after almost four months in lockdown.

Other businesses that have been told they can't welcome back customers just yet include children's soft play areas and exhibition and conference centres.

Indoor theatres and bowling alleys must also remain closed for now - see the full list of businesses that have to stay shut in the box below.

But it's not all bad news; in England, outdoor outdoor performances, including opera, theatre and music, will be allowed to restart from today (July 11), with a pilot for indoor shows planned at a later date - although the government hasn't said when.

Outdoor pools will also be allowed to reopen from today, while outdoor team sports, starting with cricket, can take place from today.

What businesses CAN'T reopen?

THE following businesses have been told they can't reopen yet:

Beauty salons, tattoo studios and tanning salons will follow from Monday (July 13).

Nail salons and massage parlours can also reopen from July 13.

Indoor gyms, indoor pools and indoor sporting facilities can then reopen from July 25, in a boost for fitness buffs.

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden gave the green light for these businesses to reopen in stages in England this month in a boost for fitness buffs.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all set their own measures.

Mr Dowden said in a statement: "Our culture, heritage and arts are too precious to lose. That's why we're protecting venues like theatres from redevelopment if they fall on hard times.

"We are also giving further clarity on restart dates in our roadmap back to performance.

"From July 11 we can all enjoy performances outdoors with social distancing and we are working hard to get indoor audiences back as soon as we safely can, following pilots."

What businesses can reopen?

THE following businesses are able to to open again as long as they are Covid-19 secure:

But firms will have to meet certain requirements in order to welcome back customers.

These include:

Businesses will look different when they reopen though, with firms told to meet Covid-19 secure guidelines, such as limiting customer numbers and ensuring people can safely social distance.  

Gyms groups, for example, have already announced a raft of changes for customers, including screens around treadmills and shorter workout times.

Last month, indoor theatres were told they'd have to follow a five point phase like Premier League football to get performances going again.

This includes limiting audience numbers and socially distanced rehearsals.

Mr Johnson has already slashed the social distancing rule from two metres to "one metre plus" in a bid to help businesses reopen.

The latest changes come after Mr Johnson lifted restrictions for other venues including pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers on July 4.

Non-essential shops were allowed to reopen from June 15, following homeware stores on May 21.

The UK has been living in lockdown since March 23 after the government ordered all "non-essential" services and businesses to close.

But the government has previously warned how firms could be asked to close again if coronavirus cases start to spiral out of control.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden explains how gyms and pools will reopen in next stage of govt's plan to ease coronavirus lockdown measures

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