Watch again: Shops can reopen on June 15, Business Secretary Alok Sharma confirms

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During the Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Business Secretary Alok Sharma confirmed that non-essential shops in England can reopen on Monday if they can comply with social distancing rules.

He told the Downing Street press conference: “I can confirm today that retail outlets which have been required to be closed will be able to open their doors again from Monday June 15 so long as they comply with the Covid-secure guidelines we published on May 25.

“This is the latest step in the careful restarting of our economy and will enable high streets up and down the country to spring back to life.”

Enforcement notices can be issued if shops reopen without following the guidance, he added.

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