PUBLIC toilets are set to reopen in Bromsgrove next week in a further easing of lockdown measures.

Toilets in Bromsgrove town centre, Sanders Park and Rubery will reopen from Monday, July 6 for the first time since lockdown was imposed in March.

In a move to help social distancing, urinals and some toilets and sinks will be taken out of use.

The facilities will also undergo three deep cleans a day.

Jayne Pickering, Bromsgrove District Council’s Executive Director of Finance and Resources, said: “We’re delighted to be able to reopen these public toilets, and hope that everyone understands the general risks of using public facilities at this time.

“We’ve spaced out the available toilets and sinks, added guidance signage, and increased the cleaning schedules to 3 deep cleans a day, but of course the best way to minimise the risk to yourself and others is use them only if really necessary.”

The move comes as a raft of lockdown measures are lifted this weekend, with pubs, cafes and restaurants allowed to reopen with social distancing measures from July 4.