Truro BID

Reopening of restaurants, pubs, cafes, hotels and hairdressers

Updated 23rd September

On 22nd September the Government announced a number of changes to address rising cases of coronavirus in England which affect businesses selling food or drink from 24th September. Information is detailed on our Coronavirus page and in the Government News Story.

Note that from Friday 18 September, Pubs and restaurants will be legally required to take contact details of a member from each customer party, retain these details for 21 days, and provide them to NHS Test & Trace without delay when required. For details see the Government's news release.

Reopening of restaurants, pubs, cafes, hotels and hairdressers in July

The Prime Minister confirmed on 23rd June that the following businesses can reopen from 4th July provided they adhere to the COVID-19 Secure Guidance before reopening:

  • Hotels, B&B's, holiday homes and campsites
  • Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars
  • Cinemas, museums, galleries and bingo halls
  • Hair salons and barbers
  • Libraries and community centres
  • Places of worship
  • Outdoor playgrounds and gyms
  • Funfairs, theme parks and amusement arcades

The COVID-19 guidance is to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Here's the Government for: 

Please note -the following businesses must stay closed until further notice:

  • Nightclubs
  • Indoor Theatres


All businesses reopening should also:

We've noticed on social media that many hairdressing businesses have been contacting their clients to book in appointments.

If you own or run a restaurant, café or pub in Truro tell us when you'll be reopening and selling food and/or drink for customers to consume at your venue and how you are operating differently. Please answer the questions in the link:

We are working with Visit Truro to help promote those reopening - online & on social media. Thanks if you've answered the questions already.

Social Distancing Posters

We have produced some downloadable social distancing posters which can be displayed on your windows or instore. These are: We are open, Please wash your hands regularly, Please pay by contactless where possible and Signs to help manage queues