Non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms have been given the green light to re-open by the government from 12 April.
A retailer in Beverley welcomed the news. Speaking to HU17.net they said;
“This is marvellous but we all need to proceed with caution. Being able to open again in April is still eight weeks off so its a long slog. However, that said I know I can plan.”
“We will still only allow limited numbers into the store and expect customers to wear face coverings. I feel it is important we do not see the easing of rules as a free for all.”
“It is very important that we take notice of the things that have been learned over the past year.”
All being well pubs will also be permitted to open their beer gardens and sell take out booze in a matter of weeks.
PM Boris Johnson said that he hopes by 21 June all restrictions will be lifted meaning a return to normal life.
Easing Of Lockdown Measures Could Pave Way For Thousands Visit Beverley This Summer
Beverley will be fully open for business by summer. It could also mean major events in the town like Ladies Day will be able to go ahead with punters.
While later in the year the Beverley Food Festival and Festival of Christmas, both of which draw thousands of people to the town could take place.
There was also good news for parents who have endured months of homeschooling. Children will all be returning to school on 8 March. From the same date, people will also be able to legally meet with two other people for a chat outside.
Sports clubs will also be able to welcome back members next month. Grassroot sports including things like football will be allowed to resume from the 29 March.
It is hoped that this managed approached to easing restrictions will ensure no further lockdowns are needed.
Assuming everything works out it will mean by the end of June the entire country will return to a level of normality not enjoyed for 15 months.