Warrington is currently subject to national coronavirus restrictions, which places restrictions on businesses.
More information about what this means for businesses can be viewed on the government's website.
Businesses that can open from 17 May
From 17 May, 'step 3' of the government's road map out of lockdown came into force. This means the following businesses can reopen:
- Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
- Indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
- Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
- Organised indoor sport will be able to take place for all (this includes gym classes). This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
- All holiday accommodation will be open (including hotels and B&Bs). This can be used by groups of up to six people or two households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
It is important to note that the government has stated that any easing of restrictions will be data driven, not date driven.
The government has announced a four week pause at 'step 3', which means restrictions remain in place. It is now expected that England will move to 'step 4' on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed in advance.
Businesses that must remain closed
To reduce social contact, some businesses, such as nightclubs, must remain closed or follow restrictions on how they provide goods and services.
The full list of restrictions for businesses during the national lockdown can be found on the gov.uk website