Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that non-essential retail will be able to reopen from the 15 June.
New guidance has been published for the retail sector which stores must adhere to if they wish to reopen.
Mr Johnson said:
“From 15th June we intend to allow all other non-essential retail ranging from department stores to independent shops to reopen”
“this change will be contingent upon progress against the five tests and will only be permitted for those retail premises which are Covid secure”
“Today we are publishing guidance for the retail sector detailing the measures they should take to meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards”
“I want people to be confident that they can shop safely provided they follow the social distancing rules for all premises”