Shops, pubs and restaurants and other small businesses have been reallowed to reopen, as of April 12.
However, the rules on social contact still apply: indoor settings must only be visited alone or with household groups; outdoor settings are limited to either six people or two households.
This includes non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers, beauty and nail salons; and indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and spas (but not including saunas and steam rooms, which are due to open on May 17).
The majority of outdoor settings and attractions have also reopened, including outdoor hospitality, zoos, theme parks, drive-in cinemas and drive-in performances events.
Hospitality venues can open for outdoor service, with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcohol, and the 10pm curfew has been scrapped. The requirement to eat and drink while seated will remain.
April 12 reopening for small businesses
- Clothing shops
- Homeware shops
- Toy shops
- Vehicle showrooms (other than for rental)
- Betting shops
- Tobacco and vape shops
- Electronic goods shops
- Mobile phone shops
- Auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment)
- Market stalls selling non-essential goods
Other small businesses that have reopened on April 12 include:
- Pubs (outdoor service only)
- Restaurants (outdoor service only)
- Gyms (indoor exercising, no classes)
- Beauty salons
- Theme parks
- Drive-in cinemas
- Drive-in performances
May 17 reopening – which small businesses can reopen?
- Pubs (indoor serving)
- Restaurants (indoor serving)
- Steam rooms
- Bingo halls
- Bowling alleys
- Big events (with capacity)
- Sports stadiums (with capacity)
- Businesses that rely on an indoor setting will be allowed to open their doors to customers again from May 17
June 21 reopening – which small businesses can reopen?
- Larger events