Coronavirus: Campsites, beauty salons and cinemas get reopening dates

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Wales' campsites, hairdressers, beauty salons, cinemas and playgrounds are to reopen in the next three weeks.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said playgrounds and community centres would reopen from 20 July.

He said campsites would reopen on 25 July "provided we make a success of self-contained accommodation" which opens on Saturday.

Cinemas, museums and galleries as well as beauty and tattoo parlours will be able to open on 27 July.

He said house viewings with owners present would also be possible from 27 July.

Churches in Wales can reopen for public worship from 19 July, if they can meet safety regulations.

Baptisms and holy communion will be able to be given for the first time since lockdown.

Safety measures will include social distancing, following hygiene and cleaning rules and undergoing a safety assessment. This means not all will be able to open.

Church halls can reopen from 20 July.

Confirmation that pubs, restaurants and cafes can resume trading outdoors from Monday, as well as hairdressers, was given at the Welsh Government's daily coronavirus briefing.

Outdoor sports, including team sports, can also resume - allowing up to 30 people to take part.

It is understood ministers are still in discussions with gym and leisure companies about the reopening of indoor gyms and swimming pools.

Mr Drakeford said there would be "some limitations" on the services beauticians can offer, calling some procedures "particularly risky".

He told Sky News the government would discuss with the industry which measures will need to be in place.

Sarah Bruton, from Captiva Spa in Caerphilly, said: "What we don't know is which services we can offer, so while it's lovely to have a date, as a first step that's great, but we need some guidance."

Ms Bruton raised concerns that services on the face such as make-up and eyebrow shaping, may not be allowed - meaning some of her staff will still not be able to return to work.

"For us it's good because we can start bringing people back, we're already prepared because we expected this a few weeks ago, so that's brilliant."

Ms Bruton has half of her workers - the hairstylists - returning from Monday, with the other half still staying at home.

"It would be good to know we can bring the whole team back together, and we've had so many lovely messages from people saying how excited they are to come back for treatments and the social elements that come with it."

image captionSarah Bruton has invested in a temperature check gun and plastic screens to keep customers safe

On driving lessons, Mr Drakeford said ministers were in discussions with the agency responsible and trade unions, adding: "Those discussions will continue next week and I'm optimistic we will be able to say something pretty rapidly about that."

But Mr Drakeford said while outdoor gyms can reopen from Monday, indoor gyms are places where coronavirus is "particularly likely to spread".

"We'll use the next three weeks to talk to indoor gym operators about how they could safely reopen," he told LBC radio.

"In a gym the nature of what you do me means that you breathe out heavily, and we've seen it in other parts of the world [that coronavirus can spread there].

"That's why noisy environments are dangerous for coronavirus, because when people start shouting then the breath goes further."

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