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Cinemas, pubs, soft play and everything else reopening in Kent tomorrow

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Original article from Kent Live

England will take another step out of lockdown and into freedom on Monday (May 17) as lockdown restrictions are eased further.

From tomorrow, people across the country will be able to meet outdoors in groups of up to 30, and indoors in groups of six, or two households.

Pubs and restaurants will be able to serve customers indoors for the first time in at least four months, although they will be limited to table service.

Other venues such as cinemas, museums and theatres will be allowed to reopen, although there will be capacity limits on large events.

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Up to 30 people will be allowed at weddings, indoor exercise classes can resume, and the cap on the number of mourners attending funerals will be lifted – in line with the safe capacity of the venue.

The “stay in the UK” restriction will lift and people will be able to travel to green list countries without having to quarantine, provided they take one post-arrival test.

People will be able to meet outdoors in groups of up to 30, and indoors in groups of six, or two households

Which businesses will reopen on May 17?

  • Pubs (indoor dining)

  • Restaurants (indoor dining)

  • Cinemas

  • Theatres

  • Concert halls

  • Amusement arcades

  • Bingo halls

  • Casinos

  • Bowling alleys

  • Snooker and pool halls

  • Saunas and steam rooms

  • Soft play areas

  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs

  • Conference centres and exhibition halls (subject to the capacity limits)

Indoor as well as outdoor attractions will also reopen at the following:

  • Museums and galleries

  • Adventure playgrounds and activities

  • Skating rinks

  • Games and recreation venues

  • Play areas

  • Model villages

  • Trampolining parks

  • Water and aqua parks

  • Theme parks and film studios

  • Zoos, safari parks, aquariums and other animal attractions

  • Botanical gardens, greenhouses and biomes

  • Sculpture parks

  • Landmarks such as viewing platforms

  • Stately or historic homes, castles, or other heritage sites

What businesses can’t reopen yet?

All remaining businesses will have to wait until June 21 at the earliest to reopen.

However Boris Johnson warned on Friday (May 12) that the Indian variant could cause “serious disruption” to plans to ease the lockdown and may delay the planned ending of all legal restrictions.

The businesses that can't reopen yet include:

  • Nightclubs
  • Adult entertainment venues
  • Large events

Original Article