Liverpool City Region Gyms & Non-Essential Shops Will Reopen Monday 12th April Under Lockdown Easing

As Central Government Progressively Eases Lockdown Rules, Gyms And Non-Essential Shops Will Be Able To Reopen Across The City Region From The 12th April In Second Step Of Lockdown Easing

Liverpool City Region can reopen non-essential shops on Monday 12th April (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).
The Liverpool City Region can reopen non-essential shops, gyms and outdoor eateries on Monday the 12th of April (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).

In another step towards the return to normality, people across the City will be able to return to the gym, enjoy outdoor food and drinks, and visit non-essential shops again next week.


On Monday the 12th April 2021, the second step in the Government's four step plan will be unlocked.


Prime Minister Johnson outlined that Step 2 would not occur before the 12th April 2021 and would be stalled if the need to do so was evident.


Business and activities that will be able to reopen include:

  • Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms, however, people should go on their own or with people from within their household bubble.

  • Hospitality venues such as pubs can reopen

  • Personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons.

  • Public buildings such as libraries and community centres.

  • Outdoor hospitality venues such as zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas.

  • Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, however, any indoor facilities cannot be shared with other households.


Hospitality venues, which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic, alongside many other industries such as the performing arts, will be able to reopen.


The hospitality industry will be able to cater for outdoor areas for establishments such as cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs.