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Roadmap out of lockdown

The Government has released the roadmap out of lockdown, outlining the plans to reopen businesses in the coming months.

From 29th March - Outdoor sports facilities such as:

  • gyms

  • swimming pools

  • sports courts (such as tennis and basketball courts)

  • golf courses, including mini golf

  • water sports venues

  • climbing walls

  • driving and shooting ranges

  • riding arenas at riding centres

  • archery venues

No earlier than April 12th - Non-essential retail will open such as:

  • 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

  • retail travel agents

  • photography studios

  • 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 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

No earlier than May 17th - Indoor entertainment and visitor attractions:

  • cinemas

  • theatres

  • concert halls

  • museums and galleries

  • adventure playgrounds and activities

  • amusement arcades and adult gaming centres

  • bingo halls

  • casinos

  • bowling alleys

  • skating rinks

  • games, recreation and entertainment venues such as escape rooms and laser quest

  • play areas (including soft play centres and inflatable parks)

  • model villages

  • snooker and pool halls

  • trampolining parks

  • water and aqua parks

  • indoor visitor attractions at theme parks and film studios

  • indoor attractions at zoos, safari parks, aquariums and other animal attractions

  • indoor attractions at botanical gardens, greenhouses and biomes

  • indoor attractions at sculpture parks

  • indoor attractions at landmarks including observation wheels or viewing platforms

  • indoor attractions at stately or historic homes, castles, or other heritage sites

  • conference centres and exhibition halls, including for the purposes of business events (subject to the capacity limits set out below)

No earlier than 21st June:

Reopen remaining settings such as nightclubs and adult entertainment venues, and to lift the restrictions on social contact and large events.


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