Bars, restaurants and hairdressers opening for the first time in more than 100 days
This weekend will see bars and restaurants across the country opening their doors for the first time in more than 100 days.
The government gave the green light for the easing of the coronavirus lockdown to continue on July 4.
And as they get ready to open their doors again in Wimbledon, and elsewhere, it will be a different experience than before the pandemic.
Most restaurants and pubs will have fewer tables and require booking with table service only.
Customers will also need to provide ID and contact details in case they need to be traced if there is a positive case of coronavirus.
Ahead of the reopening of pubs, restaurants and hairdressers the leader of Merton Council has called on residents to support their local businesses.
Stephen Alambritis said “ In Merton we have 6,000 businesses of varying sizes, but a great proportion of those are small businesses, family firms, local companies. As these businesses begin to open once again, the support of you, their customers, has never been more important.
“That is why my message to you is clear; come and show your support to your local traders – they need your custom to stay alive.”
The following restaurants and pubs in Wimbledon town centre are set to reopen on July 4:
All Bar One
The Garratt and Gauge
The Wibbas Down
Touro’s Brazilian Steakhouse
Hand & Racquet
Prince of Wales
601 Queens Rd
The Alexandra Pub
The Old Frizzle
Bar + Block
This information has been put together by Love Wimbledon.
There are a number of cafes in the town that are already up and running offering takeaway food and drink.
And the following hairdressers and barbers will also be opening up again on July 4:
Headmasters (Wimbledon Broadway)
The Pavement Barbershop
Toni & Guy.
By Tara O'Connor, Local Democracy Reporter
July 3, 2020