Posted on 27th May 2020
Category: News

Government sets reopening timeline for high street shops, department stores and shopping centres.

In the announcement the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, stated the following plans:

  • From 1 June 2020 all outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen, as soon as businesses are able to meet COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. As with garden centres, the risk of transmission of the virus is lower in these outdoor and more open spaces. Car showrooms often have significant outdoor space and it is generally easier to apply social distancing.
  • All other non-essential retail including shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios, and indoor markets, will be expected to be able to reopen from 15 June 2020 if the Government’s five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines, giving them three weeks to prepare.

Read the full statement on the GOV.UK website.

Government guidance for reopening can be found here.