Businesses opening on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a well-known date, mainly in the United States, however in the UK it will also be a landmark day as pubs, cinemas, visitor attractions, hotels, caravan and campsites will open for the first time since 23rd of March. Hundreds of tourism businesses will be opening in South Derbyshire alone. It has been difficult for many including businesses, people living alone, or those not being able to see loved ones. But we are now turning a corner.

Slowly we have seen restrictions ease and from the 4th of July you will be able to meet up to two households in any location, outdoors or indoors. Outdoors you will still be able to meet up to 6 people. You can stay overnight away from your home with your on household or support bubble or with members of one other household but you will need to stick to social distancing.

Nightclubs, Casinos, Bowling alleys, indoor skating rinks, nail bars, beauty and tanning salons, Spas, indoor play areas, gyms, swimming pools and conference centres will remain closed as the risk of infection may remain higher.

Though some places will still remain closed this will be a massive step in kickstarting the economy. I welcome the steps being retaken and will support local businesses in reopening and welcoming customers back. Things will be different but I am sure we are all pleased to see these venues and businesses reopening.

Social distancing measures will still be in place, however this will be reducing from two metres to one. There will be cleaning protocols to stop the spread along with certain places requiring you to pre-book before visiting and apps will be used more widely to reduce contact. It will be different but we must support businesses as much as we can.