WELCOME IN: Indoor hospitality reopens
As part of the government's roadmap out of lockdown there's been a further easing of restrictions in England.
The General Manager of Miller & Carter at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool says they’re looking forward to welcoming back guests. Rick Hatton says he’s missed the atmosphere of the restaurant on a busy Saturday night.
Meetings of six people, or two households, are now allowed to take place indoors for the first time since January. All remaining outdoor entertainment can reopen and indoor hospitality can also now reopen.
- Up to six people – or two households can now meet indoors, with overnight stays allowed
- Care home residents will be allowed up to five named visitors
- Groups of up to 30 can meet outdoors, or attend celebrations, such as weddings in Covid-secure premises
- The number of mourners attending funerals is no longer capped, but will be dependent on venue capacity
- People can take part in formally organised sports and exercise classes indoors
- Indoor entertainment, hospitality and leisure are also reopening, with businesses being allowed to serve customers inside for the first time since January.
Travel and tourism is also getting a boost with hotels, hostels and B&Bs reopening to guests and travel abroad for non-essential purposes opening up for green list countries.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, the Mayor of Liverpool and Leaders of the City Region's Local Authorities have appealed to the people of Liverpool City Region to enjoy the new freedoms with care and respect for each other.
Liverpool's rate is now below 20 cases per 100,000. However, Public Health Bosses in the region have said it is important we aren't complacent, and recognise that the virus is still around, albeit at much lower levels.
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