He also confirmed that two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures, and that people can now enjoy staycations in England with the reopening of accommodation sites.
Synagogues across England will be permitted to reopen for prayer and to hold services from next month, Prime minister Boris Johnson said today.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced July 4 as the date for a significant lifting of lockdown restrictions in the country, with cinemas, museums, bars, pubs and restaurants being allowed to open their doors to the public once again.
"Our long national hibernation is beginning to come to an end", Johnson said.
Mr Johnson said "reducing the number of people in enclosed spaces, improving ventilation, using protective screens and face coverings" could all be deployed, on top of keeping a metre away from each other.
He added that customers will be limited to table service and only allowed to visit with one other household.
Meanwhile, Johnson announced that from July 4, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers, among others, will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
The Prime Minister told MPs in the Commons: "After the toughest restrictions of peacetime history we are now able to make life easier for people to see more of their friends and families and to help business get back on their feet".
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"We believe that cricket is a non-contact sport, with very low risks of exposure, and that it can be played as safely as many other activities being now permitted".
The government said businesses will be getting detailed advice on how to become "COVID-secure", with measures including visors for hairdressers and only table service provided in bars.
We know this pandemic has been particularly hard for people working in hairdressing and hospitality.
Mr Johnson had faced strong lobbying from the hospitality sector and political pressure in his own party to drop the 2m rule, with many businesses saying they would be forced to close unless it was eased to 1m - the minimum recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding houses can all reopen on July 4.
There is no limit on the size of the households involved or the distance travelled, although the measures apply only in England for now.
Places such as nightclubs, indoor gyms, bowling alleys and swimming pools will remain closed.