England high streets will receive a welcome boost on Monday as non-essential shops will once again be allowed to open their doors to shoppers as part of Boris Johnson’s road map out of lockdown.
The Prime Minister confirmed the second stage of lockdown easing will go ahead as planned on Monday, April 12 in this week’s Downing Street press conference.
Outdoor hospitality will return meaning people will be able to enjoy outdoor beer gardens and restaurants, provided they sit outside.
Indoor leisure facilities will also be allowed to reopen under guidance set out in the government’s road map guidance.
The majority of outdoor venues in England will reopen next Monday including theme parks and zoos.
Hairdressers and nail salons will be allowed to open for business as will non-essential stores.
The new rules will be welcomed by high street stores who have been among the hardest-hit throughout the pandemic.
Unfortunately, the new rules have come too late for many stores as consumers moved to online shopping throughout the pandemic.
A number of…