Guidance for retail outlets reopening
Shops in England selling non-essential goods will be able to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June.
High street retailers and department stores allowed to reopen include:
- Book shops
- Electronics retailers
- Auction houses
- Photography studios
- Indoor markets
- Shops selling clothes, shoes and toys
The government issued detailed COVID-19 secure guidance for retailers in May, following extensive consultation with businesses, trade unions and devolved administrations
Retailers will need to take certain steps to protect customers and staff. This includes:
- Limiting the number of customers allowed inside at one time
- Placing protective coverings on large items such as sofas which may be touched by passing shoppers
- Frequently checking and cleaning objects and surfaces.
Shops should also display a notice visibly in their shop windows or outside their store to show their employees, customers and other visitors that they have followed this guidance.