A full run down of what can and can’t open in Preston and Lancashire on April 12

Posted on - 24th February, 2021 - 10:45am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Health, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News
Looking over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling
Looking over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling

A new four step plan to ease the UK out of the current national lockdown has been revealed this week.


Boris Johnson announced his plan, which, if all goes correctly, ends with all restrictions being dropped and nightclubs reopening by the end of June.

The new plan kick starts on March 8 when all schools and colleges go back, shortly followed by the reopening of non-essential shops on April 12.

We have pulled together a list of everything that can and can’t open this April.

What can open

  • Non-essential retail shops, such as clothes stores and hardware stores
  • Personal care establishments such as hairdressers and nail salons
  • Outdoor hospitality can restart
  • Beer gardens (no inside.) There will be no substantial meal rule in place and curfew is lifted.
  • Outdoor seating only at restaurants
  • Museums
  • Theme parks
  • Zoos
  • Libraries
  • Gyms but only for individual or household use
  • Weddings will be able to host 15 people
  • 30 people at funerals and wakes
  • Households can travel for domestic stays at self-contained accommodation

What can’t open

  • Pubs without beer gardens or outdoor seating
  • Restaurants without outdoor seating
  • Cinemas
  • Hotels
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Indoor venues hosting large events
  • Nightclubs
  • Theatres

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