Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Lockdown changes from 4 July

From Saturday 4 July there will be further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

The changes include:

Where it's not possible to stay two metres apart, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying one metre apart, plus mitigations that reduce the risk of transmission.

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.

Two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures.

People can now enjoy holidays in England with the reopening of accommodation sites including caravan parks, B&Bs and hotels.

Leisure facilities and tourist attractions may reopen, if they can do so safely – this includes outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres.

Staying closed:

Close proximity venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools, water parks, bowling alleys and spas will need to remain closed for now.



More info on NHS Test and Trace

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

For central government updates follow:
Public Health England
Foreign and Commonwealth Office