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From the Editor of the Newsletter – April 2021

With the vaccination roll-out and Step 2 of the lockdown on the horizon, I’m hoping that we’re nearly there. But even with restrictions lifting, I think I’ll still be nervous about going to the beach with the dogs or just going to the supermarket. Here’s the lowdown on what is (hopefully) going ahead mid April:

‘From 12th April, will see the opening of non- essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.’

I feel like the whole nation has got a bad case of cabin fever. Here’s hoping we get a wonderful Spring and Summer (and haircut) – we deserve it!

Lucy x

Newsletter Editor