Coronavirus: When will shops open and what will the guidelines be?
2 years ago 3 min read
Image copyright John Lewis Image caption Preparations are being made to reopen at some John Lewis stores Non-essential shops have been given the go-ahead to open their doors again in England from 15 June.But does that mean I will be able to have a haircut or buy a book, and how will shopping be different?When…
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) estimates that the current lockdown is costing non-essential sellers ₤ 1.8 bn a week in lost sales, and it does not expect that to pick up right away shops resume.
” Proof from other countries recommends that, despite an initial bounce in costs in the weeks after restrictions are lifted, discretionary spend is most likely to stay controlled as the coronavirus pandemic endures,” said the BRC’s Kyle Monk.
The British Independent Retailers Association’s president, Andrew Goodacre, thinks less people than previously will shop and they may “soon ended up being tired of queuing”.
He informed the BBC: “Social distancing likewise eliminates the enjoyable and positive experience of shopping. All these factors indicate that it will be tough in the beginning, and for numerous months after.”
When will hair stylists, coffee shops and clubs open?