Nightclubs and soft play areas to remain closed – full list of businesses not allowed to reopen

PARTY goers and parents alike have been dealt a blow today as the Prime Minister has reiterated that nightclubs and soft play areas must remain closed.

Mr Johnson unveiled his roadmap for how England plans to reopen again after coronavirus lockdown, including telling workers they can go back to offices from August 1 and saying that public transport is now safe.

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But while restrictions are easing for some, other firms will have to remain closed.

Mr Johnson said: "Nightclubs, soft play areas sadly need to remain closed for now, though this will be kept under review."

We've asked if there are any other businesses that can't reopen, such as strip clubs, and we'll update this story as soon as we know more.

Further guidance is expected to be published later today.

What business can reopen from August 1?

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has announced the next round of lockdown measures that will be eased from next month.

Businesses that can reopen from August 1:

  • Casinos
  • Bowling alleys
  • Leisure centres
  • Ice-skating rinks
  • Facial treatments at beauty salons

Businesses than can reopen from October:

  • Sports stadiums welcome back fans
  • Conferences can go ahead

Businesses that must stay closed:

  • Nightclubs
  • Soft play areas

Further guidance is expected to be published later today.

As already outlined, Mr Johnson today confirmed that gyms and leisure centres can reopen in England from July 25.

But he today revealed that from August 1, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and casinos will also now be allowed to reopen.

Beauticians will also be allowed to offer a full range of services from the same date. Currently, salons in England can't offer facial treatments, such as eyebrow waxing.

Pilots for reopening larger venues such as sports stadiums, conference centres, and for live indoor performances will also restart, before an expected wider reopening in autumn.

Wedding receptions for up to 30 people will also be allowed from August 1.

But Mr Johnson warned that all reopenings must be done in a Covid-secure manner.

In September, schools, nurseries and colleges will also reopen for all children on a full time basis as planned.

While universities are working to reopen as fully as possible.

In addition, Mr Johnson confirmed that the 1 meter social distancing rule will be scrapped in November.

Currently, people in England are advised to keep a social distance of at least 2meters but this was revised to 1meter from July 4 when the former can't be achieved.

Mr Johnson added that he hopes things will be able to return to normal by Christmas.

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