Nail poles, tanning salons and tattoo studios can be reopened all over England on Monday, while gyms can welcome customers again from July 25, the government said tonight.
Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden presented the latest easing at a press conference on Downing Street when he said the outdoor pools could be reopened on Saturday.
He also published guidelines to make it possible to restart competitive grassroots sports, starting with cricket this weekend.
In the meantime, outdoor art performances – including theater, opera, dance, and music – can also resume this weekend, though the number of viewers is limited and subject to social distance rules.
A pilot program is being launched to find out how to get back to socially distant indoor performances "as soon as possible", Dowden said.
The planning rules are changed to protect theaters, concert halls and venues for live music from being demolished or changed by developers. This prevents those who were temporarily freed during the ban from disappearing completely.
Mr. Dowden said that "normal life is slowly returning" and told the press conference: "After beauticians, tattoo artists, spas, tanning salons and other close contact services have allowed hairdressers to reopen, they can do the same now, starting Monday.
"Of course, this is subject to some restrictions for particularly high-risk services."
Oliver Dowden announced today that gyms in England may reopen on July 25th
Mr. Dowden said people "no longer have to exercise in their park or on the floor of their living room."
The nation's gyms have been closed since March, causing many people to exercise outdoors
Mr. Dowden said that July 25th may also reopen indoor pools and leisure centers along with gyms.
He said fitness is & # 39;incredibly important for physical and mental health, ”he said of the government’s plans to get people back to the gym.
"Even at the height of the closure, it was seen as an essential activity in which countless people enter their parks for their daily runs or turn their living rooms into temporary gyms," he said.
& # 39; Starting this weekend, millions of people can return to their local sports teams once their organizations publish approved guidelines.
& # 39; Leisure cricket is back this weekend. Five soccer players, basketball, hockey and countless other sports will follow shortly afterwards.
“And from this Saturday you can also enjoy outdoor pools and water parks.
“From Saturday, July 25th, people no longer have to exercise in their park or on the floor of their living room, but can jump back into their gyms, their indoor pools, their leisure centers and on the spin bike or treadmill for the first time in months. & # 39;
Mr. Dowden insisted that despite many activities that are likely to be subject to strict rules, people could still have fun doing sports.
"The verdict we made with this (pubs) and swimming pools and elsewhere is that it is better to reopen with these restrictions than not to reopen at all," he said.
“Of course it will take a while for people's trust to build up. It rarely happens that you pull the trigger and everyone comes in.
"But also the experience in Britain and elsewhere is that over time people have gained trust and started to get more involved."
Mr. Dowden has called on the nation to support the struggling arts sector in the coming months, saying that it is now time to "work out to help".
He said, “I really ask people to come out and play their part: buy tickets for outdoor plays and music evenings, go to your local gallery, and support your local businesses.
“Our fight started with a joint effort and I really hope it ends with one. In the beginning, we were all at home to protect the NHS and save lives. The British public is now playing a new role.
“It's time to eat out to help enjoy the arts, to help, and to exercise to help. It is up to all of you to help the country recover safely. & # 39;
Mr Dowden's announcement came after Nicola Sturgeon announced a wave of changes for Scotland as she further eased the blockage north of the border.
The changes mean that hairdressers, pubs and restaurants, museums and galleries can be reopened on July 15th.
The places of worship can be reopened on the same day for prayer and worship, but there are restrictions on the number, chant, and chant.
Hairdressers and hairdressers were allowed to reopen from July 4th. Nail poles and tanning salons are allowed to tighten from Monday
The government was under increasing pressure from MPs and the fitness industry to announce the return of the country's gyms.
He had previously informed the House of Commons earlier that he intended to make an announcement "immediately" on the subject.
Mr Dowden said that gyms had worked "very constructively" with the government to "overcome some of the hurdles" to welcome customers back.
He had said: “I hope to be able to announce this shortly.
"As I said, the goal was always to get the gyms back into operation by mid-July."
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