Reopening safely

Reopening of businesses and venues from 4 July 

On 23 June, the Government announced further easing of coronavirus restrictions from 4 July. All businesses and venues can reopen, except for the list below, which must remain closed:

  • Nightclubs and casinos
  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks
  • Indoor play areas including soft-play
  • Spas
  • Nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons
  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities
  • Swimming pools including water parks
  • Exhibition or conference centres must remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for the business or organisation who run the venue.

All indoor and outdoor hospitality that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside can open from 4 July. This includes restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and workplace canteens. People should only visit a restaurant in their household groups (or support bubbles), or with one other household, or with up to five other people outdoors.

Working safely during coronavirus

New and updated guidance on working safely during coronavirus is available:

What if there is a case or outbreak in my business? 

Hampshire County Council has a local outbreak plan in place and their website has information on what you need to do if this happens. They have also produced a quick reference flow chart with a step-by-step guide 


Reopening of non essential shops from 15 June

The Government recently announced that non-essential shops can reopen from Monday 15 June provided they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines to ensure that customers and staff are protected from coronavirus.

The Government has also updated its what you can and can't do information - with information on who is allowed to go to work and who can reopen 

We appreciate that there is a lot of information from the Government and we want to make finding this information as simple as possible.   We have pulled together some important information with considerations you will need to make in order to reopen safely.

Important information

We have also put together some information for Eastleigh town centre businesses.

Please bear in mind that the Government have made it clear that before you can reopen your business, you must introduce safety measures first. You should also display a notice visibly in your shop window to show your employees, customers and other visitors that you have followed the guidance.

Further help and advice

Should you require any further assistance in getting prepared please contact us at eh@eastleigh.gov.uk or by raising an enquiry