The Prime Minister has confirmed car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June, "as soon as they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers".

Following our lobbying efforts where we highlighted it was vital to include dealerships in the first wave of non-essential retail reopening, it is positive that the Prime Minister has confirmed the Government intends to reopen car showrooms from 1 June.

NFDA has worked closely with SMMT to produce guidelines for retailers in line with the Government’s recommendations. Retailers have been working hard to put all necessary measures in place to ensure social distancing can be observed.

As lockdown measures start to ease, many of us will need cars to get back to work and it is crucial that automotive retailers are open to serve the workforce. The retail automotive sector looks forward to welcoming customers back into showrooms.

Useful links:

Working safely during Coronavirus, updated Government guidance

Toolkit - Working Safely Guidance