10 businesses Sunderland Echo readers can't wait to visit from April 12
Non-essential shops, alongside personal care premises, such as hairdressers and nail salons, and outdoor hospitality venues will be allowed to reopen from Monday, April 12.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a Downing Street press conference on Easter Monday (April 5) that the Government was pushing ahead with the next phase of its plan to ease the national restrictions imposed in January.
Many businesses across the country have been closed under lockdown restrictions with some offering take-away services since December.
Sunderland Echo readers have been sharing their support for local businesses across the city and beyond as they prepare to welcome customers back.
Here are some of your picks, as suggested on our Facebook page.
The Little Salon, Roker Avenue
Charlotte Pennock’s pick was The Little Salon as the local trader she is most looking forward to going back to.
City Snippers, Holmeside
Kath Downs said she was looking forward to visiting City Snippers most, adding “Monday morning, can’t wait.”
Cosmetic Contours, Fordfield Road
Joan Ramshaw said “Roll on Wednesday” as she singled out the beauty salon as the number one place she was most looking forward to visiting.
Wendy's Place, Fawcett Street
Jackie Sims selected Wendy’s cafe on Fawcett Street as as her choice once restrictions lift on Monday to go for “breakfast and a natta.”
Scissor Sisters, Olive Street
Both Shaza Storey and Isabelle Collinson picked out this hairdresser as their top choice.
Salon 70, High Street West
Barbara Jane Bennison said she couldn’t wait for a haircut at the salon which opens on Monday.
Crumb on in Tearooms, Holmeside
Emily Herron mentioned the tearoom in her contribution to the reader call-out, adding that she couldn’t wait for a cuppa!
Show Off Hair Salon, Roker Baths Road
After several months of closure Jackie Donohoe selected Show Off as the place she was looking forward to visiting most.
Hair & Beauty Bar Salon, Thorndale Road
Elaine Blackburn gave a shout out to this salon which opens on Monday.
Houghton Cuts, Hatfield House
Lisa Snaith chose this Houghton salon as the number one place she was most excited about reopening.