In freshly laid out plans the government are set to reopen shuttered stores bringing life back to the high streets, easing the lockdown.
Shops that are “non-essential” are currently closed, but pubs, cinemas and hairdressers will not reopen until possibly July.
In documents, the British government said, “All other sectors that are currently closed, including hospitality and personal care, are not able to re-open at this point because the risk of transmission in these environments is higher.”
It added, “Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to re-open safely at this point, or may be able to open safely only in part.
“Nevertheless, the government will wish to open as many businesses and public places as the data and information at the time allows.”
Non-essential retail shops could be reopening fom 1 June, once they have met the coronavirus safety and security guidelines.