Government announces summer reopening plans

Alan Hickey

June 01 2021

The Government has confirmed the reopening schedule for the summer months.

Here, we take a look at key reopening dates: 

Key reopening dates

Below are the key reopening dates for business owners to be mindful of:

  • Wednesday, June 2nd: B&Bs, guesthouses, and hotels to reopen.
  • Monday, June 7th: Outdoor hospitality (including pubs) can reopen. Cinemas, gyms, leisure centres, and swimming pools can also reopen. Outdoor sports matches can go ahead with pilot events also set to take place.
  • Monday, July 5th: Indoor hospitality can resume as well as indoor training. A maximum of 50 attendees will be allowed indoors for events, including weddings.
  • Monday, July 19th: International travel within the EU will get the green light as tourists can move around the EU using the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

The further easing of restrictions is under consideration for August, with increases to indoor numbers and a full reopening of public transport leading the way.

Business supports available moving forward

Shortly after confirming the reopening timeline, the Government announced the Economic Recovery Plan. For further details on the business supports contained in the recovery plan, see our update here.

Managing the vaccine rollout in your business

Our free online tool VaccTrak Lite will help you keep track of who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine in your business.

VaccTrak Lite allows you to:

  • Update your employee profiles to easily record who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Download regular reports to see exactly who’s been vaccinated, so you can keep your people safe during the vaccine roll-out. 
  • Download professional letter templates to encourage your staff to have the vaccine.
  • Access our exclusive vaccine awareness course. Share it with your staff to educate them on the vaccine and answer any complex questions.

Need our help reopening your business?

We’re all excited to get our workplaces back open but it’s also important to do so safely and in line with Government health advice.

For expert advice on reopening, whether it’s a HR or health & safety issue, speak with one of our advisors today on 0818 923 923.

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