/Thousands of shops are still banned from opening in June – the full list

Thousands of shops are still banned from opening in June – the full list

Thousands of independent businesses and non-essential chains will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, Boris Johnson has announced, as part of plans to further ease the lockdown.

But there are many that will still be banned from opening, such as hairdressers and beauty salons.

The move to re-open some shops is also “contingent on progress in the fight against coronavirus “, and retailers will have to adhere to new guidelines to protect shoppers and workers as coronavirus controls are slowly lifted.

Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June. These businesses will join the likes of Homebase, B&Q, Matalan and Boots which have already been deemed “essential” retailers by the Government.

Ikea is also set to join the list which has been revised to include ‘homeware’ retailers.

Johnson said in order to reopen, firms will have to adhere to a list of safety guidelines, including keeping all fitting rooms closed and banning large groups of people. It stems from fears that the UK could fall victim to a second outbreak if social distancing measures are not maintained.

Greggs have reopened a small number of stores as they trial new safety measures which will hopefully lead to a UK wide return to trading
Greggs will be welcoming shoppers again from next month
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“Shops now have the time to implement this guidance before they reopen,” he said.

“This will ensure there can be no doubt about what steps they should take.”

Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “We welcome the announcement of the Government’s road map for reopening a broader range of shops next month, which provides much needed clarity on the route ahead.

“Safety is the fundamental concern for all retailers and they have been working hard to implement the necessary measures to operate safely over the past weeks.

“Now that we know which shops can open and when, retailers can begin communicating their plans with their workforces and customers. The industry stands ready to play its part in getting the economy moving again.”

But while thousands of chains have finally been given the go-ahead, many, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, have been told they won’t be allowed to reopen anytime soon.

Here’s the full list of those that will stay shut.

Shops and businesses that are not allowed to reopen in June

Ministers have already warned that pubs will be amongst the “last to reopen”
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  • Restaurants, bars and pubs

  • Cafes and canteens

  • Hairdressers, barbers, beauty and nail salons

  • Piercing and tattoo parlours

  • Holiday accommodation including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, holiday rentals, campsites and boarding houses

  • Caravan parks/sites for commercial uses

  • Libraries

  • Community centres

  • Places of worship

  • Museums and galleries

  • Nightclubs

  • Cinemas, theatres and concert halls

  • Bingo halls, casinos and betting shops

  • Spas and massage parlours

  • Skating rinks

  • Indoor fitness studios, gyms, swimming pools or other indoor leisure centres

  • Indoor arcades, bowling alleys, soft play centres and similar facilities

  • Funfairs

  • Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and outdoor swimming pools

All of the retailers that will be able to reopen next month

Chemists provide an essential service to the nation
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  • Food retailers

  • Chemists

  • Hardware/homeware stores

  • Fashion shops

  • Charity shops

  • Betting shops and arcades

  • Tailors, dress fitters and fashion designers

  • Car dealerships

  • Auction houses

  • Antique stores

  • Retail art galleries

  • Photography studios

  • Gift shops and retail spaces in theatres, museums, libraries, heritage sites and tourism sites

  • Mobile phone stores

  • Indoor and outdoor markets

  • Craft fairs

  • Similar types of retail

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