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Guidance on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 4 July 2020

Re-opening of businesses and venues from 4 July

On 23 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced further easements of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step Three of the government’s plan to return life to as near normal as we can.  Find the whole document here.


Business or venueGuidance for re-opening safely
Food and drink 
All indoor and outdoor hospitality that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside. This includes, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and workplace canteens.People should only visit a restaurant in their household groups (or support bubbles), or with one other household, or with up to five other people outdoors.

Further guidance on restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services
Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding housesThe government strongly advises that shared sleeping spaces (i.e. dormitory rooms) should not open to any groups, except those travelling within the current government guidance on social mixing outside of household groups.

Other shared facilities (including shared showers and kitchens, but not toilets) should not open, except on campsites (and only in accordance with government guidelines for cleaning and usage)

Further guidance coming soon
Guidance on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 4 July 2020