Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Some of our services have temporarily stopped or changed. See our Changes to Council services page for services’ status and our Coronavirus updates section for latest information.

Businesses currently not able to re-open

Important information and guidance for businesses not currently able to re-open.

The government website has published further information and guidance about which businesses and venues can re-open.

All businesses and venues can re-open, except for those on the list below which must remain closed for the foreseeable future:

  • Nightclubs, dance halls, discotheques
  • Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars
  • Indoor Play areas

From Saturday 25th July subject to assessment at the time, it is proposed that the following venues can re-open:

  • Indoor fitness and dance studios
  • Indoor gyms
  • Indoor sports courts and facilities
  • Indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks.

From Saturday 1st August, the following business and venues are due to re-open, subject to assessment at the time:

  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor skating rinks
  • Casinos
  • Exhibition Halls & Conference centres (allowed to open for government endorsed pilots, but not open to wider business meetings or events until 1st October- subject to assessment).

If your business or venue is permitted to reopen or remain open, it must close off or cease to provide any of the above businesses or services that must remain closed.

Please refer to sector specific government guidance on working safely during coronavirus if your business is allowed to re-open and not listed in the exemption list above.

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