Boris Johnson has confirmed that many high street businesses in England will be open for business again on Monday April 12th.
Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, and non-essential outdoor retailers are allowed to reopen, and florists, gyms, theme parks, and even libraries are returning to business
Here is the full list …
Which stores will reopen on April 12th?
Non-essential retail will reopen on April 12th. This includes, among other things:
- Clothing stores and tailors
- Charity and antique shops
- Household goods and carpet stores
- Showrooms (e.g. for vehicles as well as kitchens and bathrooms)
- Stores for electronic goods and cell phones
- Florists and nurseries
- Retail travel agencies
- Photo shops
- Auction houses and markets
- Tobacco and vape shops
- Betting offices (subject to additional COVID-Secure measures, e.g. restriction of the use of slot machines).
- Car washes (except for automatic car washes that are already open)
- Personal care facilities and close contact services will reopen. This includes:
- Hair, beauty and nail salons
- Body and skin piercing
- Tattoo studios
- Spas and massage centers (except steam baths and saunas)
- Holistic therapy (including acupuncture, homeopathy, and reflexology)
- Tanning salons
- Gyms and leisure centers
- Sports fields
- Swimming pool
- Dance studios and fitness centers
- Driving and shooting ranges
- Riding arenas
- Climbing wall centers
Which outdoor attractions will be reopened?