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What can and can’t open in Preston and Lancashire when lockdown 2 ends

Posted on - 1st December, 2020 - 11:38am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fylde News, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Walking across the Flag Market in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
Walking across the Flag Market in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Lockdown 2 is coming to an end on Wednesday (2 December) and Preston and Lancashire will see some places reopen under the new tier-3 restrictions.

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But what exactly can open under the strictest tier?

We have compiled a list of cans and can’ts below for tier-3 areas.

What can’t open:

  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Cafes (Takeaway and delivery allowed)
  • Restaurants (Takeaway and delivery allowed)
  • Social Clubs
  • Hotels
  • BnB’s
  • Guest Houses
  • Holiday lets
  • Campsites
  • Indoor play centres
  • Trampoline parks
  • Casinos
  • Bingo Halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor skating rinks
  • Amusement arcades and adult gaming centres
  • Night clubs
  • Adult entertainment venues
  • Laser quest and escape rooms
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Concert Halls
  • Circuses
  • Snooker and pool halls
  • Indoor attractions at outdoor venues such as zoos, farms, water parks, model villages, museums, galleries, sculpture parks, botanical gardens, theme parks, funfairs, playgrounds, film studios, heritage sites and landmarks
  • Conference centres
  • Exhibition halls

There are exceptions for some venues not allowed to open. For example, hotels and other accommodation can remain open for people with a permanent residence there, people who are moving house, people attending funerals, elite athletes training in other cities, people travelling for work, carers seeking respite and people attending medical appointments.

Read more: Full restrictions including household mixing rules for tier-3

Cafes and canteens in hospitals, schools, higher education accommodation, prisons, military, navy and airforce bases, workplace canteens and places providing food and drink to the homeless can remain open.

What can open:

  • Outdoor tourism venues
  • Outdoor event venues
  • Outdoor cinemas, theatres and concert venues for drive-in only
  • Funfairs and outdoor events can open in a covid secure fashion
  • Leisure and sports facilities (but with no group sessions)
  • Shops
  • Hairdressers and barbers
  • Beauty salons
  • Tattoo parlours
  • Nail salons
  • Spa and beauty services
  • Saunas, steam rooms
  • Massage parlours
  • Tanning salons
  • Community centres
  • Libraries
  • Recycling and waste centres
  • Car parks
  • Public toilets

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All open businesses must be following Covid secure guidelines. More information can be found here.

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