What other freedoms are permitted from July 4?
Aside from businesses reopening, many other restrictions to activity have been lifted.
For instance, gatherings of two different households can take place indoors, providing social distancing is maintained, meaning families will be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed.
The two-metre rule which has ensured people from different households avoid close contact is now to be relaxed to “one-metre plus”.
In addition, wedding services of up to 30 people will be permitted.
However, for these ceremonies, the couples are advised not to have food, drink or singing as part of the occasion.