What relaxing lockdown looks like for Cambridge
Since the COVID-19 lockdown was first introduced back in March, residents of Cambridge have been doing their best to stay home and stay safe.
Cafes, shops, pubs, and public spaces across the city have been closed for over two months and many people have been working from home in order to keep their businesses going through the crisis.
However, from June 15th, some shops will be allowed to reopen. As well as retailers, zoos, and other outdoor attractions will be allowed to open their doors once more, giving Brits a glimpse of life after lockdown and helping life return to normal.
Cambridge, like other cities across the UK, is cautiously optimistic that this relaxed lockdown will be a success.
So, what exactly will the new rules mean for the city and what will you be able to do in Cambridge next week?
The Grand Arcade Reopens
Everyone who has been stuck at home unable to update their wardrobe will be pleased to hear that the Grand Arcade will reopen next week.
Some of the centre’s cafes and restaurants will also be open for business, however, they will only be offering takeaway options to the city’s hungry shoppers.
In order to keep staff and shoppers safe, social distancing measures will be implemented and there will be hand sanitizer available throughout the arcade. Shopping hours will also be reduced to allow retailers to properly clean their premises.
Check opening times and social distancing rules before setting off for your shopping trip to ensure you stay safe while out and about in Cambridge.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants
While some shops may be reopening on June 15th, restaurants, pubs and cafes will remain closed for now. This means you won’t be able to enjoy a pint in a cosy Cambridge pub, or a meal in one of the city’s excellent restaurants, for another few weeks yet. However, many of Cambridge’s innovative eateries are offering delivery and takeaway options, allowing you to enjoy some of the city’s tastiest treats at home.
Businesses offering delivery and takeaway options include Borakis Greek Food, Cambridge Wine Merchants, DoppleGanger Burger, The Honeyshed Bakery and La Raza. If you’d like to buy excellent local produce to cook at home, you can get excellent meat from Malloy’s Craft Butchers and the Cambridge Lamp Company. The Cambridge Fruit Company is offering direct delivery grocery boxes and the Burwash Larder has a choice of popular deli products available to take away.
Although it might take a little while for things to return to normal, businesses across Cambridge are doing their best to get back on track. Find out more, and learn about life in the city, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.