Roadmap for easing lockdown in England disappoints tourism chiefs

Tourism businesses miss out on Easter as government decides holiday lets will not reopen in England until 12 April

English tourism bosses have expressed dismay at losing a second Easter holiday after Boris Johnson confirmed that holiday lets and some outdoor attractions will not reopen until 12 April at the earliest.

In a speech to parliament on Monday, laying out plans to ease lockdown, the prime minister said self-contained holiday accommodation in England will open for individuals or single-household groups from 12 April at the earliest, and not Easter, which this year is on 4 April. Most schools break up for two weeks from 31 March. Indoor leisure attractions and outdoor attractions – including zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas – will be allowed to open at the same time.

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