With earlier easements announced in May (Phase 1) and June (Phase 2), the UK government will allow certain businesses to reopen in July (Phase 3).
Step one began on May 11, which included encouraging people back to their workplaces if they cannot work from home. The public was allowed 'unlimited exercise' and could rest and sit outside or play sports with their household members.
Step two began on June 1 when people were allowed to leave the house for any reason. Up to six people from different households were allowed to meet outside, in both parks and private gardens, provided they observe social distancing rules. Some school also started on this date.
Step three will begin on July 4 with pubs, restaurants, and hairdressers opening with social distancing measures. Two households can meet indoors with social distancing in place. Hotels, camping, and other accommodation sites can re-open. Other facilities, including outdoor gyms, museums and galleries, cinemas, places of worship, community centers, and libraries can also re-open.
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