Gyms and non-essential shops in all areas of England are expected to be allowed to reopen when the country’s current lockdown ends on Dec. 2, the BBC reported on Monday.
Conservative MPs are said to have warned the Treasury not to dismiss the beauty industry and gyms as an ‘afterthought’.
Thousands of businesses across England are desperate to reopen their doors and resume trading after being ordered to close for a second national lockdown, in what was dubbed a ‘nightmare before Christmas’.
‘Businesses such as gyms, beauty salons are dying to open and have made themselves Covid safe,’ a source told the Mail on Sunday.
‘People want to get their nails done before Christmas – it’s a huge season for these businesses.’
Boris Johnson is reportedly set to give the nation a festive boost by scrapping the 10pm pub and restaurant curfew when the lockdown ends.
Last orders will still be called at 10pm but Brits will have until 11pm to finish their food and drinks.
Most shops are also expected to reopen again, as both the Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunak stress the importance of a ‘functioning economy’. An insider reportedly said: ‘We’ve got to get the economy back.’