He also confirmed that two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures, and that people can now enjoy staycations in England with the reopening of accommodation sites.
Johnson announced a raft of measures to relax the lockdown in England, but recreational cricket was not one of them, dealing a blow to the country's non-professional leagues.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that pubs, restaurants and hotels could reopen in England early next month when the social distancing rule is relaxed, easing the coronavirus lockdown that has all but shut the economy.
The guidelines do say business owners - including publicans and bar staff - should keep a "temporary record of your customers and visitors for 21 days, in a way that is manageable for your business".
Our long national hibernation is beginning to come to an end.
The two-meter rule should continue to be followed where possible, he said, but people are allowed to move closer where necessary, provided they stay at least one meter apart.
Boris Johnson has revealed the biggest return of freedoms since lockdown began in March, announcing plans to open up major parts of the hospitality and leisure industry for the first time in more than 15 weeks.
"We can not lift all the restrictions at once, so we have to make hard judgments, and every step is scrupulously weighed against the evidence", Johnson said.
- Restaurants and pubs will be able to offer table service indoors, with minimal staff and customer contact advised.
"We are today publishing guidance on reducing the risks".
Stressing on the unchanged safety advice, the United Kingdom prime minister said there is "only one certainty the fewer social contacts you have, the safer you will be".
"We believe that cricket is a non-contact sport, with very low risks of exposure, and that it can be played as safely as many other activities being now permitted".
People will be able to visit someone's house for dinner, for children to stay with grandparents or for couples to reunite overnight.
- Hairdressers will reopen with the use of protective visors.
For many businesses, capacity will be restricted.
Playgrounds, museums, galleries, libraries and community centres have also been given the go-ahead to open their doors if they are Covid secure.
Other venues will remain closed, however, including indoor gyms, swimming pools, spas, and bowling alleys.
Mr Johnson said the measures will help restore a sense of normality after "the toughest restrictions in peacetime history".