Economy Minister welcomes confirmation of re-opening of all goods retailers

Date published: 11 June 2020

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has welcomed confirmation that all goods retailers can re-open from tomorrow.

Covid-19 Update

This includes retail outlets located inside shopping centres which do not have direct street access.

The move was agreed by the Executive on Monday, conditional on there being no increase in the spread of Covid-19 by today.

The Minister said:

"It is great news that the Executive today confirmed the re-opening plans.

"This is a further step in getting the economy moving again.

"I would urge people to be considerate when they go shopping, and to think of others to ensure the safety of themselves and also the many staff returning to work.

"Please follow signs and instructions which will have been put in place to protect everyone.

"All stores must adhere to the relevant safety measures and ensure social distancing is maintained."

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