Hotels, restaurants, pubs, cinemas and hairdressers can reopen from July 4 providing they are "Covid-secure" and theatres and concert halls can open but cannot stage live performances.

But nightclubs, indoor gyms and beauty salons must remain closed "for now", the Prime Minister has said.

Boris Johnson said the two-metre rule will be reduced to "one metre-plus" from July 4.

He told the Commons: "Given the significant fall in the prevalence of the virus we can change the two-metre social distancing rule from July 4."

He added: "Where it is possible to keep two metres apart, people should.

"But where it is not, we will advise people to keep a social distance of one metre-plus, meaning they should remain one metre apart while taking mitigations to reduce the risk of transmission."

Mr Johnson said the fewer social contacts people have, the safer they will be.

He told the Commons: "I'm acutely conscious that people will ask legitimate questions about why certain activities are allowed and others are not.

"And I must ask the House to understand that the virus has no interest in these debates, its only interest, its only ambition is to exploit any opportunities to recapture ground that we might carelessly vacate and to reinfect our communities.

"And so there is only one certainty - the fewer social contacts you have, the safer you will be."

Boris Johnson said indoor gyms will remain closed.

Mr Johnson added: "Most leisure facilities and tourist attractions will reopen if they can do so safely including outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, themes parks and arcades as well as libraries, social clubs and community centres.

"Close proximity venues such as nightclubs, soft play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools and spas will, I'm afraid, need to remain closed for now, as will bowling alleys and water parks.

"But my right honourable friends the Business and Culture Secretaries will establish task forces with public health experts and the sectors to help them become Covid-secure and reopen as soon as possible.

"We will also work with the arts industry on specific guidance to enable choirs, orchestras and theatres to resume live performances as soon as possible.

"Recreation and sport will be allowed, but indoor facilities including changing rooms and courts will remain closed and people should only play close contact team sports with members of their household."