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Boris Johnson announces latest easing of lockdown plans

Boris Johnson has announced that cinemas, pubs, restaurants and hair salons can open from Saturday 4 July in England.

The Prime Minister set out the latest measures in the House of Commons.

Here's all you need to know.

The two-metre social distancing rule has been reduced to one metre.

Mr Johnson has confirmed that the two-metre distancing rule has been reduced to one metre.

However, he added that "where it is possible to keep two metres apart, people should."

Meeting family and friends.

The Prime Minister has announced that households will be able to meet with one other household indoors. However, social distancing rules must be adhered to.

He added that households can meet with one other household of any size at a time.

He said: "We are not recommending meetings of multiple households indoors because of the risk of creating greater chains of transmission."

People from two households will be able to meet outside, regardless of size.

Restaurants and pubs can reopen.

Restaurants and pubs will be able to open from 4 July.

"All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service and our guidance will encourage minimal staff and customer contact," Mr Johnson told MPs.

Hairdressers can reopen.

Along with restaurants and pubs, hairdressers will be able to open.

Leisure and tourist activities can open.

From the 4 July, provided that no more than two households stay together, people will be free to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation as long as shared facilities are kept clean," the Prime Minister announced.

Schools will reopen from September.

Mr Johnson confirmed that all pupils will be expected to return to school in September.

"Primary and secondary education will recommence in September will full attendance and those children who can already go to school should do so because it is safe," he said.

What other places can open?

Places of worship, libraries, cinemas, museums and galleries will be allowed to open from 4 July.

What can't open?

Swimming pools, indoor gyms, spas and nightclubs can't reopen just yet.

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