Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced changes to the UK lockdown in June, after the UK’s medical and scientific officers reduced the UK from Level
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced changes to the UK lockdown in June, after the UK’s medical and scientific officers reduced the UK from Level 4 to Level 3 on its Covid Alert System. While many businesses will be opening on July 4, a number of others won’t be. Express.co.uk outlines what isn’t allowed to reopen from July 4.
On “Super Saturday” many Brits will be planning trips to restaurants, cinemas or pubs.
However, the Prime Minister has warned all those planning to celebrate on July 4 that the “shark is still out there” with regards to COVID-19.
For those planning to take advantage of the reopening of many businesses, the PM is asking people to be sensible and stick to the current coronavirus guidelines.
In a direct message to those planning to celebrate tomorrow, the Prime Minister told the Evening Standard: “Do not undo the sacrifices you have made with reckless behaviour.
“The public need to stay alert and realise that the threat is not over, follow the guidance and behave responsibly so that this virus cannot re-emerge in communities across the country.
“We are working through our roadmap but this could easily be undone.
“We do not want to see businesses have to close again. Here in London, the virus seems to be very much in retreat.
“But as I said yesterday the shark is still out there in the water.”
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Announcing the changes in Parliament last month, Mr Johnson said: “Close proximity venues such as nightclubs, soft play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools and spas will, I’m afraid, need to remain closed for now, as will bowling alleys and water parks.
“But my right honourable friends the Business and Culture Secretaries will establish task forces with public health experts and the sectors to help them become Covid-secure and reopen as soon as possible.
“We will also work with the arts industry on specific guidance to enable choirs, orchestras and theatres to resume live performances as soon as possible.
“Recreation and sport will be allowed, but indoor facilities including changing rooms and courts will remain closed and people should only play close contact team sports with members of their household.”