What you can do around Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast from April 12 now that more lockdown restrictions have been eased

Today is a significant step for the country on the roadmap out of lockdown with non-essential retail, gyms, hairdressers, and pub beer gardens now allowed to open.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 2:09 pm
Beer gardens open as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Customers across the Yorkshire Coast can now venture out to a beer garden for a pint, with at least 15 venues in the Scarborough area able to open their outdoor areas to the public.

The rule of six must still be followed, or a group of any size with no more than two households present. Face coverings must be worn when not seated, and contactless payments are being encouraged.

Sharon Simpson, owner of Hayburn Wyke Inn, can seat up to 200 people outside and is keeping her fingers crossed for some good weather.

She said: “We are only going to be opening on weekends but we are really pleased to be able to open.

“As it is going to be very weather dependent we do not really know how it’s going to go.

Non-essential retailers can also open their doors and will hopefully see the buzz of shoppers bringing our coastal towns back to life.

MP for Scarborough and Whitby Robert Goodwill said: “It is great that we can follow the timetable set out by the PM.

“Hopefully by the time we reach our peak summer season, things will be settling back to some kind of normality.”

Other businesses such as hairdressers, nail salons, community centres and libraries can also now open, along with zoo’s, theme parks and drive-in cinemas.

Care home residents across Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast will now be allowed two regular visitors indoors, which for many will mean seeing their loved ones again for the first time in months.

The maximum number of people able to attend weddings has been increased to 15 and domestic holidays are now allowed with those within your household group or support bubble.

Socialising is still not permitted indoors with anyone outside of your household or support bubble and holidays abroad are also still illegal.

Here is a list of what will be open from Monday April 12:

All retail

Pubs, restaurants and cafes - with outdoor seating only

Gyms and other indoor leisure (limited to household groups)

Hairdressers and other personal care businesses

Self contained holiday accommodation, like cottages

Outdoor attractions like zoos and theme parks

Libraries and community centres

Click HERE to see a list of pubs with beer gardens opening in and around Scarborough this week.

The next step in easing restrictions is planned for May 17, in line with the Government's road map out of lockdown.