Businesses will be reopening across the North East this weekend after the Government eased the lockdown restrictions.

Owners of pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and more will be throwing open their doors to customers and welcoming them back after an enforced closure of more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, Boris Johnson urged people in England to enjoy the weekend "safely" following concerns that the lockdown was being eased too quickly.

He said: “They are our local restaurants, hairdressers, libraries, museums, cinemas and yes, pubs – they are our hotels, B&Bs, indeed much of our tourism industry.

“All these businesses and their workers have put in an heroic effort to prepare their venues for this reopening to work out a way to trade that keeps their customers safe."

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Boris Johnson urges caution as businesses open doors

On Friday, Boris Johnson urged people in England to enjoy the weekend "safely" following concerns that the lockdown was being eased too quickly.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: PA)

He said: “They are our local restaurants, hairdressers, libraries, museums, cinemas and yes, pubs – they are our hotels, B&Bs, indeed much of our tourism industry.

“All these businesses and their workers have put in an heroic effort to prepare their venues for this reopening to work out a way to trade that keeps their customers safe."

Pubs, restaurants and more reopen

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Businesses will be reopening across the North East this weekend after the Government eased the lockdown restrictions.

Owners of pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and more will be throwing open their doors to customers and welcoming them back after an enforced closure of more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.