Full list of high street business to open in England on April 12

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
  • Archery
  • Climbing wall centers

Which outdoor attractions will be reopened?

  • Water and aqua parks
  • Adventure parks and activities
  • Animal attractions (such as in zoos, safari parks and aquariums)
  • Drive in events like cinemas, theaters and other performances.
  • Film studios
  • Fairs and fairgrounds
  • Model villages
  • Museums
  • Ice rinks
  • Amusement parks
  • Trampoline parks
  • Galleries
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