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Lockdown in England - update

Coronavirus update Published Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The Prime Minister has announced a series of measures easing the lockdown in England.

A number of changes will take place from 4 July 2020:

Social distancing guidance will change. You should try to stay 2m apart from others where possible, but where this isn’t possible you should keep at least one metre apart.

Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to reopen providing they follow safety guidelines. Customers will have to give their contact details on entry. New guidance is being issued for businesses by the Government.

Holiday accommodation will reopen and people in England will be able to stay away from home.

Two households of any size will be able to meet indoors or outside. This doesn’t have to be the same set of households. Multiple households should not meet indoors because of the risk of infection.

Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six. Two households can meet regardless of size.

More outdoor spaces will open including outdoor gyms and children’s playgrounds. We are hoping to begin opening ours from 4 July and will confirm when they will all be open as soon as we can.  

Hairdressers will be able to reopen. Other close contact services such as nail bars cannot open yet.

Libraries, community centres, cinemas, museums, theme parks and amusement arcades among other venues will be able to reopen.

Places of worship will be able to open for prayers and services and weddings with up to 30 guests.

Nightclubs, gyms, swimming pools and indoor play areas remain closed.

From 24 June our Visit Garstang centre will reopen as follows: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm (closed for lunch 1.00pm to 1.30pm)

The YMCA leisure centres, Marine Hall and Thornton Little Theatre remain closed at this time and are being kept under review. We are working hard to reopen Fleetwood Market and will announce an opening date soon.

The full announcement by the Prime Minister can be viewed here and a transcript can be read here.

Full details of Government guidance can be found at


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