Earlier this week Boris Johnson gave the green light for restaurants and hotels to reopen from July 4.

And after being closed for several months establishments across Essex are getting ready to reopen.

Here are some of them and the measures they will put in place.

Le Talbooth and Milsoms, Dedham

The properties have gardens with outside dining terraces and the owners have added new covered seating areas.

To start with, Le Talbooth will be open for six days and closed on Mondays.

It will offer and extended lunch service during the week until 2.30pm and on Summer Sundays with last orders 3.30pm.

In the evening last orders will be at a slightly earlier time of 9pm.

It will be business as usual at Milsoms in Dedham with the restaurant open for seven days a week.

There will be no bookings and a slightly shorter day with last orders at 9pm during the week and 8pm on Sunday evenings.

Paul Milsom, managing director said ‘We are so excited to be reopening again after three really long months; I am already referring to it as our Independence Day.

"The gardens are looking wonderful and we’re hoping this incredible weather will continue well into July, August and September to enable our guests to dine outside.

"For the first time we have no business on the books in July and August which is a strange situation, but I’m delighted to say the phones are once again ringing at Le Talbooth with people calling to book a table.

"It just remains for me to say all the teams and my family can’t wait to welcome you and ensure your first visits are a special occasion."

Stoke by Nayland Hotel and Golf Club

Stoke by Nayland Hotel has been running a grocery store while its other businesses were closed due to lockdown.

Two of its golf courses also reopened last month.

From July 4 a it will open the Sports Bar at SbN to serve golfers and visitors outside and inside with social distancing.

The firm will open its hotel, lodges and restaurants when possible.

Greyfriars, Colchester

Greyfriars hotel and restaurant, in High Street, Colchester, is already taking bookings.

Based on inquiries he has already taken, Liam Keating, the hotel’s general manager, is hopeful business will pick up.

“Most of the staff are on furlough, there are only about five members of staff who aren’t,” he said.

“We have made plans for reopening the hotel on July 15, giving us some time to prepare in any event.”

Mr Keating said dozens had already placed bookings for rooms during their planned reopening week.

“Rooms are slowly picking up, having a lot of inquiries for next year regarding weddings and parties,” he said.

“If we can’t reopen both restaurants, we have extended the terrace area so it can fit up to 70 people there – where we can serve food and drink.”