CHESTER Zoo has confirmed that some of its indoor eating facilities will "almost certainly" start to reopen from July 4.

The popular visitor attraction, which reopened its gates earlier this month to operate on a significantly reduced capacity, says it is currently working on plans to safely open up its restaurants and cafes.

This week the Government announced that as part of the latest easing of its coronavirus lockdown restrictions, restaurants and cafes could reopen from July 4.

Since reopening on June 15, Chester Zoo's indoor eating facilities have had to remain closed although outdoor kiosks have been open for people to buy refreshments.

A zoo spokesperson, said: "We’re currently working up our plans following the recent changes to the government's guidelines. We don't yet have the specific details but some areas will almost certainly begin to open up from 4 July onwards.

"We'll be sure to add this information to our website as soon as we’ve had chance to carefully consider things and make changes in line with the latest safety guidelines."