Starting July 4, a number of blocking measures are expected to be relaxed, and bars, restaurants and other hospitality businesses will begin to reopen. Due to the lockout, many public toilets were closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But if you find yourself stuck, don’t worry, as there is a useful website available that tells you which public toilets are still open.
With fewer people in public in recent months, several public restrooms remain closed at the present time.
But if you find out and need the bathroom, there are some apps and websites now available, created by some very useful people.
Brothers Thomas and Charles Riley launched Lockdown Loo to help people find public restrooms during lockdown.
The map includes public toilets that are still open during the lockdown, plus bars, restaurants, cafes and stations that also have bathrooms available.
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There are now thousands of public toilets marked on the map across the UK.
The initiative initially included only London’s public toilets, but has now been expanded to include the whole country thanks to helpful people sending their public toilets.
Tom told Femail of his popular invention: “The idea was basically born of despair.
“When we came up with the idea, we didn’t realize how popular and useful this would be for women, mothers and also older people or people who might have bladder or disability problems.”
How to contribute to Lockdown Loo
Lockdown Loo is asking people to contribute any information they have about any public restroom that is open and not on the map.
The site states: “This site is as useful as the information we are provided.
“If you know of toilets that are open – whether in bars, stations, cafes or in a public park – please SEND them.
“We’re also monitoring board updates and talking to companies.”
On the Lockdown Loo website, there is a useful button where you can submit a “loocation”.