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We are now into the twelfth week of lockdown. Some restrictions are beginning to ease, such as the opening of shops or stalls that can do all or most of their trading outside. These were allowed to re-open from 1 June 2020.

From 15 June 2020, retailers of non-essential goods such as clothes, furniture, toys, electronics and indoor markets can resume trading. The operators of these shops will need to ensure that social distancing guidelines can be adequately implemented in-store.