English outdoor attractions, including zoos and safari parks, will be allowed to reopen from Monday (15 June) – providing they can ensure social distancing.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the measures at Wednesday’s daily coronavirus briefing (10 June), the reports BBC, as the government seeks to further ease the UK’s coronavirus lockdown.
Non-essential retail premises, including travel agencies, in England will also be allowed to reopen on Monday, if they can meet new Covid-secure guidelines.
Public health decisions, such as how and went to ease certain lockdown measures, are a devolved responsibility, so it is for the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to make a separate judgement on any outdoor attractions.
A Number 10 spokesperson said the government hoped reopening safari parks and zoos would give families more options to spend time outdoors, while supporting the outdoor attraction sector.
Indoor exhibits at zoos will remain shut, and both zoos and safari parks will be require to ensure visitors observe social distancing.