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BR BID Coronavirus Update: 24 June 2020

More businesses set to reopen from 4th July

The Prime Minister has announced that more business sectors will be able to reopen from 4th July, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.  These businesses are:

  • Pubs, bars and restaurants

  • Hotels, holiday apartments, campsites and caravan parks

  • Theatres and music halls (but they will not be allowed to hold live performances)

  • Hair salons and barbers

  • Libraries, community centres and bingo halls

  • Cinemasmuseums and galleries

  • Funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks, amusement arcades, outdoor skating rinks and model villages

  • Indoor attractions where animals are exhibited, such as at zoosaquariumsfarms, safari parks and wildlife centres

“Covid-19 Secure” Guidance for businesses allowed to reopen from 4th July

Some specific information is now available for restaurants, bars and takeaway services that will be able to operate from within the venue from 4th July.  This is the guidance you should follow when carrying out your risk assessment: 

Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows can be found here:

What’s a tiny bit confusing is that there’s also a specific set of guidance for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation:

Specific guidance doesn’t appear to have been issued for hairdressers or barbers yet, but I’ll circulate details as soon as they are published.

Businesses that must remain closed for now

Whilst we understand the need to reduce the risk of transmission, we’re sad to hear that “close proximity” venues will need to remain closed until advised otherwise.  The businesses still not allowed to reopen are:

  • Nightclubs

  • Casinos

  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks

  • Indoor play areas including soft-play

  • Spas

  • Nail bars and beauty salons

  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours

  • Gyms and dance studios

  • Swimming pools and water parks

  • Exhibition and conference centres

News source documents: 

Changes to the social distancing measurement

Government statement on the review of social distancing guidance:

“Following a review, the Prime Minister has also set out that where it is not possible to stay two metres apart, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying one metre apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission.

While the infection rate continues to fall, the Prime Minister has been clear that the public must continue to follow social distancing guidelines to keep coronavirus under control. The Government will keep all measures under constant review and will not hesitate to apply the handbrake, or reverse measures, should the virus begin to run out of control.”

 Have a lovely day.

Kind regards,  Heather


You can contact us by email:, by phone:  07917 692690 or through Zoom meeting software.  The software is free to download and works across a wide range of platforms – phones, tablets, PC’s, Macs.  If you’d like a virtual face to face, please invite:

Heather Allen, BR BID Co-Ordinator


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