Coronavirus (COVID-19) - advice, information and help

Businesses that can reopen

From Monday 17 May, England entered step three of the government's roadmap. 

This means that all businesses, except those in the highest risk sectors, can reopen.

This includes non-essential retail, personal care services, public buildings (for example, libraries and community centres), and hospitality premises provided they operate in a COVID-secure way.

Pubs, restaurants and bars can now serve people indoors in groups of up to six people or two households.  

Indoor leisure facilities can reopen for indoor gym sessions, swimming and exercise classes. 

The wearing of face coverings in many indoor settings is mandatory unless you are exempt. Information on where this is applicable can be found on the use of face coverings page. 

Full guidance on the government's roadmap is available on the website.


Last updated: 17 May 2021