Non-essential stores are finally allowed to reopen from today, June 15, as the UK slowly moves out of lockdown. Queues of keen shoppers have been seen up and down the country already as shops opened their doors today – some for the first time in almost three months.
Non-essential shops, including clothes, crafts and charity shops have been closed since March 23, when Boris Johnson announced the beginning of lockdown.
The Trafford Centre in Manchester is one of many shopping centres to throw open its doors today, with most of the shops reopening.
Social distancing measures are in place throughout stores, and all reopening stores have to be ‘COVID-19 secure’, as per new Government guidelines.
This includes perspex screens at checkouts, sanitisation points and staff wearing PPE, although each store will be operating differently.
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While shopping centres are usually open later than high streets, for now most shopping centres will be open for reduced hours as the country adjusts to the easing of lockdown rules.
For now, the Trafford Centre’s opening hours will be Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm.
Individual store times vary, so check before you shop.
The following stores will be open from June 15:
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Marks and Spencer’s
Namco UK Ltd
Pull & Bear
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