Social Distancing Measures Reduced from July 4th
The past 3 months have been difficult for everyone, medical staff have been pushed to their breaking point, families have lost loved ones and for some us we’ve not even been outside the house since March.
A lot of that is about to change on July 4th following today’s announcement of the new social distancing measures.
Back in March the UK government told us to stay at home, and a complete lockdown of the country began. Schools shut their gates, businesses closed doors and loved ones were separated.
Signs of hope
Since then, businesses have been able to return to work, most schools have reopened and are now teaching small groups of children. The world it seems, is very different to the one that we left behind in March.
On July 4th the return to normal is going to get that little bit closer with the following restrictions being eased or removed entirely.
- Pubs and restaurants will be able to re-open their doors to serve customers both indoor and outdoors. Naturally social distancing and safety guidelines will be in place, as well as table service only.
- Hotels, B&B’s, campsites and caravan parks can finally open for business, after what has been a challenging start to the season. There is still a chance of a summer staycation for families across the UK.
- Hair Salons and Barbers can re-open putting an end to our lockdown hair cuts, or the trimming of the somewhat wild hair doos that we’ve all been battling with since March.
- Other attractions can also open including playgrounds, museums, galleries, theme parks, outdoor gyms and arcades as well as libraries, social clubs and community events.
However the prime minister is not allowing the reopening of nightclubs, spas, indoor soft play centres, bowling alleys, water parks, indoor gyms, nail bars and swimming pools will not be able to re-open.
Meet your Neighbours
The Prime Minister also went on to say that from the 4th July you will be able to meet people indoors from another household, subject to social distancing.
However, only one household can visit at any one time, so unfortunately for those who enjoy the summer gatherings, this won’t be possible just yet.
Social Distancing reduced to 1m
Yes you read that right, businesses that have just forked out for 2M POS (Point of Sale), from the 4th July will need to ensure they are displaying the 1M social distancing guideline.
However people will be encouraged to have mitigation in place to reduce the risk of infection.