Retailers welcome move to reopen shops
Boris Johnson has announced that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, providing progress on fighting the coronavirus continues. Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June. New guidance had been published for the retail sector “detailing the measures they should take to meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards”, the Prime Minister said. The British Retail Consortium welcomed the announcement, adding it provided “much-needed clarity on the route ahead”.