The new restrictions have a lot to unpack, along with your beach bag from the weekend.  In a surprise move, Gov. Chris Sununu lifted the restriction on sunbathing for New Hampshire beaches according to NBCBoston.com.  This will come as welcome relief to the organizers of ReopenNH which had planned to stage a protest at Hampton beach which I wrote about last week.

 

The list of lifted restrictions is numerous and based on positive trends in public health data.  While the beach is open and you can sit down, you need to keep your group at least 6 feet apart from the next group and parking will be limited as a way of keeping down the crowds but it is certainly movement in a positive direction.  Finally, sandcastles will be back.

 

Other activities that will be permitted are disc golf, batting cages, ropes courses, caves, and petting zoos.  The rules for golfing have been modified and you can know have some shorter waits for tee time.  On June 15th, restaurants in some NH counties will be permitted to open their indoor dining at 100 percent as long as the tables are six feet apart from each other.  And of course, all those June Brides will be happy to know that additional guidance has been posted effective for June 15th for wedding venues.  Wedding venues must operate at 50 percent capacity and dancing within 6 feet of each other is “discouraged” according to NBCBoston.com.  Of course, I think that means don’t pack the dance floor.  I am sure the bride and groom can dance all night.