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Bowling alleys reopen: When are bowling alleys reopening?

Lockdown measures are slowly easing across the UK as the number of coronavirus cases are kept under control. While some venues have faced delays in opening, the Government is eager to get the economy back on track after months of lockdown stagnation.



Venues like bowling alleys, casinos and indoor performance venues have had more than four months of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

These venues have been due to open August 1, but a spike in coronavirus cases at the time resulted in reopening being paused for two weeks.

Local lockdowns have been utilised to control the spread of the virus, with areas across the Midlands and North of England facing extended restrictions.

But for those eager to return to the bowling alley, when will they reopen?

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Bowling alleys reopen: When are bowling alleys reopening? (Image: PA)

When are bowling alleys reopening?

Some lockdown restrictions were due to be eased on August 1, but a spike in coronavirus cases at the time resulted in them being paused for two weeks.

From Saturday, August 15, several venues will reopen and more beauty services will be able to resume.

From Saturday, indoor theatre, music and performance venues will be able to reopen with socially distanced audiences.

Bowling alleys reopen: Hollywood Bowl has prepped staff and venues for reopening (Image: PA)

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Bowling alleys reopen: COVID safe measures will be in place at bowling alleys (Image: PA)

Casinos, bowling alleys, soft play centres and skating rinks will be allowed to reopen with COVID safe measures.

Hollywood Bowl said that 48 of its 61 centres were reopening on Saturday, with each operating with reduced numbers of lanes, reduced customer capacity, and groups restricted to a maximum of six people.

Its chief executive Stephen Burns said the company had been ready to reopen for many weeks and was excited to welcome customers back.

He added: “We’ve been ready to reopen in the fully Government-approved Covid-secure way for many weeks and our trained teams are eager to get back to work.

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“Our centres are spacious and well-suited for social distancing, and we’ve put in place wide-ranging hygiene and sanitisation measures.”

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Beauty salons will be able to offer close contact services such as facials, eyebrow and eyelash treatments.

Tattoo studios spas and hairdressers will all be able to offer additional services from Saturday, which includes facial piercings or facials.

Weddings can now feature wedding receptions, with up to 30 guests allowed to attend.

Bowling alleys reopen: Social distancing will be in place for customers and staff (Image: PA)

The piloting of spectators at sporting events will also restart, with a limited number of fans expected to be able to watch the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre this weekend.

However, this is not the case across the entirety of England, with some areas under local lockdown conditions.

People in parts of northern England now face a third week banned from meeting others in their homes or gardens as the latest evidence shows no decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, according to the Department of Health.

Households in areas of the North West, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester cannot mix indoors – unless they are in a support bubble – and limits remain on numbers meeting outside.

While venues mentioned above – including bowling alleys – are reopening following a two-week delay – they will not be allowed to reopen in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire or Leicester.

The Department of Health said the latest evidence does not show a decrease in the number of cases per 100,000 people in those areas.

It added Health Secretary Matt Hancock had, alongside local leaders, agreed the rules should stay in place.

There has been a continued rise in cases in Oldham and Pendle, while numbers remain high in Blackburn with Darwen, the department said.

This has led to local leaders setting up an “enhanced incident team” in an effort to bring infection rates under control.

Source Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed

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