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Podcast: Shops, salons, pubs and tourist attractions in Kent reopen as lockdown eases

For the first time in months, non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and beauty salons, some pubs and tourist attractions in Kent have been able to open.

The second phase of the government’s easing of lockdown has come into force today.

Our reporters have been out across the county speaking to shoppers, business owners and even those getting a hair cut.

Also in today’s podcast – the head of public health in Medway urges us all to go careful, despite the easing of lockdown.

We hear from a driving instructor and student as lessons resume today – and get details on the huge backlog of tests.

And the Gillingham manager reacts to their 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury at the weekend.