Need to know: What the government’s Covid-19 recovery plan means for retail

Boris Johnson

Following Boris Johnson’s address to the nation last night, the government has today published guidance on how the UK might move out of lockdown assuming the pandemic is kept under control.

The latter point is vital. If the spread of the virus increases, lockdown measures would likely be reintroduced.

The government report, Our Plan to Rebuild, is described as a “cautious roadmap to easing existing measures in a safe and measured way, subject to successfully controlling the virus and being able to monitor and react to its spread”.

The roadmap “will be kept constantly under review as the epidemic and the world’s understanding of it develops”.

Here, Retail Week highlights some of the key elements affecting retail.

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