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UK Government confirms non-essential retail can reopen from next week

Published on: 10 June 2020

UK Government confirms non-essential retail can reopen from next week

Earlier this week the Business Secretary confirmed that all non-essential retail can reopen from Monday 15 June.

Speaking at the daily Government briefing on Tuesday 9 June, the Rt Hon. Alok Sharma MP outlined the latest information on testing and COVID-19 infections and made the announcement about the reopening of non-essential retail.

He said that as the country continued to meet the five tests set out by the Prime Minister it was now possible to allow non-essential shops to open.

Outlets which have been required to close will be able to reopen from Monday 15 June. This is provided they comply with the COVID-19 secure guidelines published by the UK Government.

Businesses which are open must complete a COVID-19 specific risk assessment and take necessary steps to manage those risks.

The UK Government has also provided a notice that businesses should display in their shop window or outside their door to show their customers they have read and taken steps to follow this guidance. 

British Marine understands that local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive can take enforcement action where necessary. 

The full statement can be found here.

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