The Government announced the country’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery‘ on Monday the 22nd February 2021, with a staged relaxation of lockdown restrictions from the 8th March.

The full strategy is available to view HERE but to assist our members we have included industry-specific information below.

Whilst we aim to keep this page as up to date as possible please note that regulations can change quickly – we advise checking any activity against the latest Government advice before proceeding.

Step 1 – from 29th March
Outdoor sports facilities able to reopen, including:

  • Gyms
  • Swimming pools
  • Sports courts (such as tennis and basketball courts)
  • Golf courses, including mini golf
  • Water sports venues
  • Climbing walls
  • Driving and shooting ranges
  • Riding arenas at riding centres
  • Archery venues

People can use these venues in a group of six people, or with members of up to two households.

Step 2 – from 12th April

Non-essential retail, including:

  • Retail travel agents
  • Betting shops (subject to additional COVID-Secure measures, such as limiting the use of gaming machines).

Indoor sports and leisure facilities, including:

  • Gyms and leisure centres
  • Sports courts
  • Swimming pools
  • Dance studios and fitness centres
  • Driving and shooting ranges
  • Riding arenas
  • Archery venues
  • Climbing wall centres

Self-contained holiday accommodation in which all facilities (including for sleeping, catering, bathing, and indoor lobbies and corridors for entry and exit) are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble will reopen.

Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in members’ clubs) can reopen, including for takeaway alcohol.

These venues may allow customers to use toilets located inside. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated.

Outdoor Attractions
Outdoor attractions will reopen at:

  • Adventure parks and activities
  • Animal attractions (such as at zoos, safari parks and aquariums)
  • Drive in events, such as for cinemas, theatres, and other performances.
  • Film studios
  • Funfairs and fairgrounds
  • Model villages
  • Museums and galleries
  • Skating rinks
  • Theme parks
  • Trampolining parks
  • Water and aqua parks

Gift Shops at Attractions
Permitted businesses operating in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at a museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.

Outdoor events
Outdoor gatherings or events, organised by a business, charity, public body or similar organisation, can be organised, subject to specific conditions:

  • that they comply with COVID-Secure guidance including taking reasonable steps to limit the risk of transmission, complete a related risk assessment
  • that they ensure that those attending do not mix beyond what is permitted by the social contact limits (unless another exemption exists, such as for work purposes, or supervised activities for children).

This could enable spectators at a grassroots sports match or a village fete, provided people do not mix beyond groups of 6 people or two households.

Step 3 – no earlier than 17th May

Indoor areas of hospitality venues, with table service required.

Remaining holiday accommodation can reopen including hotels, B&Bs and Hostels

Indoor entertainment and visitor attractions
Businesses that can reopen will include:

  • Cinemas/theatres/concert halls
  • Museums and galleries
  • Adventure playgrounds and activities
  • Amusement arcades and adult gaming centres
  • Bingo halls/casinos
  • Bowling alleys/skating rinks
  • Games, recreation and entertainment venues such as escape rooms and laser quest
  • Play areas (including soft play centres and inflatable parks)
  • Trampolining parks/water and aqua parks
  • Indoor visitor areas at outdoor attractions that opened on as part of Stage 2

Outdoor Events

  • Remaining outdoor entertainment events, such as cinemas, theatres, and other performance events.

Step 4 – no earlier than 21st June

  • Remaining businesses to open including nightclubs and adult entertainment venues.
  • Restrictions to be lifted on large events.

For further information

Contact Reception on
01539 822222 or