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.