Shops to be allowed extended opening hours when lockdown eases


The government has said shops in England will be permitted to open until 10pm when lockdown restrictions ease next month.

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has said that stores will be able to open for extended hours from Monday to Saturday in a bid to help shoppers return to destinations safely and ease pressure on public transport at peak times.

Under the temporary measures, shops will be allowed to open at 7am and close at 10pm, which may also help retailers who have been badly hit by enforced store closures.

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