July 4th Changes to the City Centre

Following new government guidelines, many hospitality and leisure establishments will reopen on Saturday 4th July for the first time since lockdown began in March. Here are the main changes which will affect Sheffield City Centre..

Restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars in England will be reopening, with new safety guidelines. Find out more. To enable this, the 2m social distancing guideline has been reduced to 1m.

Whilst hairdressers are set to open July 4th with new precautions, other close-contact services such as nail bars and beauty salons will not yet open. Spas will also remain closed.

Cinemas including The Light, Odeon and Showroom will be able to reopen, with reduced capacity film screenings.

Museums, galleries and libraries will be able to open, meaning that the Millenium and Graves galleries can welcome back visitors along with Sheffield Central Library.

Despite theatres such as The Crucible, Lyceum and Theatre Deli being allowed to open, they are not permitted to host live performances, meaning that theatre fans may be waiting a while longer before enjoying a show.

Places of worship will be able to open for prayers and services.

What will remain closed?

  • Indoor gyms and swimming pools such as Ponds Forge, and bowling alleys like Lane7 will not yet reopen, neither will soft play areas.
  • Casinos and nightclubs will remain closed until further notice.