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Which businesses can reopen from 12th April?

The Prime Minister has recently confirmed the roadmap is on track and planned easements can go ahead.

This means significant parts of the indoor economy and further outdoor settings will reopen from 12 April, after data confirmed the government’s “four tests” for easing Covid restrictions had been met.

Here's what is allowed to reopen from Monday 12th April:

Non-essential retail

  • 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

  • remaining 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 / close contact facilities:

  • 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

Indoor sports and leisure facilities:

  • gyms and leisure centres

  • sports courts

  • swimming pools

  • dance studios and fitness centres

  • driving and shooting ranges

  • riding arenas

  • archery venues

  • climbing wall centres

Outdoor attractions:

  • 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

  • museums and galleries

  • skating rinks

  • theme parks

  • trampolining parks

  • water and aqua parks

Public buildings:

  • community halls

  • community centres

  • libraries

Source: GOV.UK

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