Thousands of stores across the UK will be able to reopen in June, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at a news conference on Monday.
From 1 June, external markets and car dealerships will be the first to reopen, provided they meet the guidelines set by the British government.
From 15 June, other ‘non-essential’ stores will also be allowed to admit customers again if they adhere to the measures still in force. Johnson specifically mentioned shopping streets, department stores and shopping centers.
“These are prudent yet deliberate steps towards rebuilding our country,” said Johnson. “I would like to inform the sector about our plans so that they can prepare for them.”
In a statement, the British government went into further detail about the stores that will be open again from 15 June. Clothing stores, toy stores, furniture stores, bookstores, electronics stores, auction houses and photo studios, among others, are allowed to open again from that date.
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