Non-essential high street shops and department stores across the Isle of Wight will be able to re-open from 15th June if they are ‘COVID secure’, the Prime Minister has announced tonight (Bank Holiday Monday).
The good news was announced by Boris Johnson during the daily Downing Street press conference, with more detailed information set to be released in due course.
Shops allowed to re-open include those selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses and photography studios. This applies to department stores right through to small, independent shops.
It has also been confirmed that car showrooms and outdoor markets will be able to re-open from next Monday (1st June).
The re-openings are subject to individual businesses ensuring that they are COVID secure and can ensure customers will be kept safe. Social distancing must remain.
Today’s news comes just 24 hours after it was announced schools will re-open from Monday 1st June for Year R, 1 and 6 students.