As part of the first-step measures to ease coronavirus related lockdown, on Wednesday garden centres will allowed to start operating.
On Sunday the UK Prime Minister is expected to announce that from the 13th of this month garden centres will be allowed to open their doors to customers. This is going to be one of the first steps taken by the Prime Minister to gradually ease the lockdown.
‘Why is the Prime Minister so keen for garden centres to reopen?’,could be one of the questions prompted by most of the UK citizens as they wonder the importance of this step to the UK government.
The move is certainly likely to be popular with many voters- especially for the Conservatives, whose traditional supporters are often older home-owners in rural constituencies. There might be lots of different reasons why Johnson is so eager to reopen garden centres.
The owners of garden centres will have to make sure that their visitors stick to strict social distancing measures, such as keeping two metres apart. In a similar way as supermarkets, they will be expected to put restrictions in place to control the number of visitors coming into the garden centres.
Speaking at a briefing in Cardiff on Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “Our second planned change to the regulations is to allow garden centres to reopen, provided the social distancing rules can be applied.”
Most of the people in UK seem to be in agreement with the lifting of some lockdown measures. Ian Travers, a retired citizen said: “I think the Prime Minister should go as far as he can to reduce it.”