Non-Essential shops will be permitted to open from Monday, perhaps as a prerequisite to the proposed lift on lockdown extremes across England. Business Secretary Alok Sharma, noted that from 15 June, consumers will be allowed to shop at their non-essential stores.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma, has confirmed that non-essential shops across England will be permitted to open, from Monday. The confirmation comes after the UK reported its lowest number of daily death reports since the initial lockdown on 23 March.
Alok Sharma made the announcement and cautioned that these shops will be permitted to open on condition of them enforcing social distancing measures to ensure the safety of all who enter them.
“Shops, department stores and shopping centres that have been closed since March will be able to reopen from Monday 15 June, provided they put in place the necessary steps to keep their workers and customers safe” said Alok Sharma.
A range of shops will be permitted to reopen from book shops, department stores to high street retailers, as an attempt at restarting the economy, which has been stifled due to the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a number of redundancies, and an overwhelming increase in government furlough scheme dependents.
“This is the latest step in the careful restarting of the economy and will enable high streets up and down the country to spring back to life” said the Business Secretary.
The UK still has a ways to go, in terms of re-configuring a healthy economy, but political intervention within the job market will play a major role in making sure that this happens. Through the reopening of non-essential shops, the economy will perhaps be given a much needed boost.