Re-opening of our town centres
Earlier this week the Prime Minister set out a timeline for retail to reopen in June. Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June, as soon as they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers.
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 if the Government’s five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines, giving them three weeks to prepare.
We are currently working on safety measures to support our town centres for both businesses and shoppers and will share these details with you once they are finalised.
- In the meantime we would appreciate you sharing the government guidance for shops and branches with local businesses in your area: https://www.gov.uk/
guidance/working-safely- during-coronavirus-covid-19/ shops-and-branches
- 5 steps to working safely for businesses
- You can also download resources to use on your social media channels and share the link with businesses.
The working safely webinar for shops and retail today has been recorded and businesses can watch via this link later today.