What's changing in Phase 3?
Provisional dates have now been provided for Phase 3. However, it’s important to remember that these changes will only happen on these dates if it is safe, so you shouldn’t assume that they’ll definitely happen on these dates. We’ll update this page once we know that the changes are definitely happening.
- From 6 July, beer gardens and other restaurants and cafés can open to serve food and drink outdoors, with physical distancing and other measures in place.
- From 10 July, you’ll be able to meet more households outdoors, as long as you maintain physical distancing.
- From 10 July, you’ll be able to meet up to two other households indoors, as long as you maintain physical distancing.
- From 13 July, children and young people will be able to play contact sports outdoors, following guidance.
- From 13 July, dentists can reopen for all procedures that don’t involve using aerosols.
- From 13 July, more optometrists can open for emergency eye care.
- From 13 July, non-essential shops in shopping centres can reopen, following guidance and with physical distancing in place.
- From 15 July, all holiday accommodation can reopen, as long as guidance is followed.
- From 15 July, pubs, restaurants and cafés can serve food and drink indoors, with physical distancing and other measures in place.
- From 15 July, hairdressers and barbers can reopen, taking extra hygiene measures.
- From 15 July, museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments and libraries can reopen, with physical distancing and other measures in place, for example, advance ticketing.
- From 15 July, all registered childcare providers can open, following guidance, as long as it’s safe to do so.