The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and its members have said that customers must play their part for a safe reopening of the UK economy as shops are set to reopen for the first time in months on Monday.
Thousands of ‘non-essential’ retailers will be welcoming back customers across England and Wales, including indoor leisure facilities such as gyms, hairdressers, pubs and restaurants and zoos and theme parks.
Outside, six people or two households can meet and weddings and funerals can have up to 15 and 30 people, respectively. Children will be able to attend any indoor children’s activity and care home visitors will increase to two per resident.
Businesses have spent hundreds of millions of pounds on measures designed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the BRC said, including safety glass, queue management…