Full list of businesses that can open on July 4 including hotels, pubs and libraries

HOTELS, pubs, libraries and hairdressers have been given the go ahead to open from July 4.

The Prime Minister announced the latest round of easing lockdown measures today as he addressed the Commons.

But before the businesses will be allowed to reopen, they must make sure that they are Covid-19 secure.

While an official guide is yet to be announced, it's likely that these measures will involve similar ones adopted by non-essential retailers.

These include the usual social distancing, regular cleaning and hand sanitiser stations.

But restaurants and pubs will also be limited to table service, while hairdressers will be required to wear visors.

The Prime Minister also announced that he is cutting the two-metre social distancing rule from next month so thousands of businesses can get back to work. 

He acknowledges that the rule makes it impossible for some parts of the economy to get back to business and "prevents all but a fraction of our hospitality industry from operating."

"Where it is possible to keep two metres apart people should do so but where it is not, we would advise people to keep a social distance of one meter," he said.

Unfortunately, not everything is back to normal as indoor gyms, night clubs and swimming pools will have to stay closed "for now".

Here's everything you need to know about what can reopen in July.

What can open from July 4?

  • Hotels, hostels bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding houses 
  • Places of Worship
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Workplace Canteens
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Cinemas
  • Bingo Halls
  • Theatres and concert halls, but no live music  
  • Museums and galleries
  • Hair salons and barbers
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Funfairs,  theme parks and adventure parks and activities
  • Amusement arcades
  • Outdoor skating rinks
  • Other indoor leisure centres or facilities, including indoor games, recreation and entertainment venues
  • Social Clubs
  • Model villages
  • Indoor attractions at aquariums, zoos, safari parks, farms, wildlife centres and any place where animals are exhibited to the public as an attraction.

What businesses must remain closed?

  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos 
  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks 
  • Indoor play areas including soft-play 
  • Spas 
  • Nail bars and beauty salons
  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities 
  • Swimming pools and water parks 
  • Exhibition or Conference Centres – where they are to be used for exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for that venue.

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