On 22nd February 2021, the Government laid out details of its plan to reopen the hospitality industry. The economy and society will reopen in four stages, with hospitality not beginning to reopen until the second stage.

On the 12th April, the government will reopen:

  • Indoor leisure, like gyms and pools
  • Beer gardens
  • Zoos and theme parks
  • Camp sites and self-catering holiday accommodation

However, these can only be visited by people from the same households.

Rules dictating early closure for hospitality venues and the need to order substantial meals with alcohol orders will be cancelled.

On the 17th May, the government will reopen:

  • Cinemas
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • B&Bs
  • Group exercise classes
  • Performances and sporting events

A maximum of 10,000 people will be able to go events with outdoor seating, like football stadiums.  Up to 30 guests will be able to go to events, like weddings and funerals.

From the 21st June, all restrictions on social contact will be removed.

Nightclubs will be reopened and limits on the number of attendees at weddings and funerals will be removed.