Full list of businesses opening from May 17 – from cinemas to saunas

When lockdown restrictions ease further on Monday, May 17, more businesses will be allowed to open.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week that England could from May 17 enter Step Three of the roadmap out of lockdown.

Indoor mixing and hugs will be on the cards again – and restaurants and pubs will invite customers indoors.

Hairdressers, pubs with outdoor areas and gyms were allowed to open as of April 12 as lockdown was partially lifted.

But now other businesses will be allowed to open, including cinemas, bingo halls and saunas.

Here is a full list of the businesses allowed to open from May 17.

What businesses can open on May 17?

  • Pubs (indoor seating)
  • Restaurants (indoor seating)
  • Steam rooms
  • Saunas
  • Cinemas
  • Bingo halls
  • Children's play areas
  • Hotels, hostels and B&B's
  • Bowling alleys
  • Gyms (group exercise classes)
  • Sports stadiums (with capacity)
  • Theatres
  • Concert halls (with social distancing limits)
  • Museums and galleries
  • Adventure playgrounds and activities
  • Amusement arcades
  • Casinos
  • Skating rinks
  • Entertainment venues
  • Model villages
  • Snooker and pool halls
  • Trampolining parks
  • Water parks
  • Indoor visitor attractions at theme parks and film studios
  • Indoor attractions at zoos, safari parks and aquariums
  • Indoor attractions at botanical gardens, greenhouses and biomes
  • Indoor attractions at sculpture parks
  • Indoor attractions at landmarks
  • Indoor attractions at stately or historic homes and castles
  • Conference centres and exhibition halls

Which businesses have to remain closed?

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Some businesses will still have to remain closed until the next step of the government's roadmap.

They are:

  • Nightclubs
  • Adult entertainment venues
  • Large events (without capacity limits)

Clubbing won't be allowed until at least June 21.

Only a limited number of larger events will be allowed to reopen from May 17.

Indoor events can go ahead with a capacity limit of 1,000, or 50%, whichever is fewer.

Outdoor events can go ahead with a capacity limit of 4,000, or 50%, whichever is lower.

Meanwhile, seated outdoor events, such as football matches can go ahead, with limits of 10,000, or 25%.

What else is easing from May 17?

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From Monday, indoor mixing will be allowed – subject to the rule of six.

This means you can meet people inside in groups of up to six people from different households, or two households of any size.

Meanwhile, outdoor gatherings can happen in groups of up to 30 people.

Wider social distancing rules will remain in place in public places such as restaurants and pubs.

Businesses can also reopen for indoor service, meaning your group of six can eat at a restaurant indoors.

For a full list of things you can and can't do from tomorrow, check out our handy guide.

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