How England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are exiting the lockdown.


First Minister Mark Drakeford set out new measures on 19 June. All non-essential shops can reopen from Monday 22 June, with social distancing measures in place.


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out new measures for non-essential retail on 18 June.

The COVID-19 Retail sector guidance explains the steps retailers in Scotland must take in order to reopen from 29 June. (The previous reference to 800m squared appears to have been removed from both the online document and the downloadable checklist).

“Street-access retail can re-open once guidance is implemented. Interiors of shopping centres / malls remain closed for non-essential shops until Phase 3.”

Northern Ireland

Vehicle showrooms in Northern Ireland opened on Monday 8 June, along with other large non-food retailers, with social distancing measures. All non-essential retailers may open from Friday 12 June.


Vehicle showrooms in England opened on Monday 1 June, with social distancing measures