When will markets reopen?

Outdoor markets are set to reopen again, according to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Markets, along with many other non essential retailers had been ordered to shut as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.

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When will markets reopen?

According to Boris Johnson,  outdoor markets can reopen from June 1.

The Prime Minister gave the timeline during the Government's daily coronavirus press briefings on May 25.

The PM has said the risk of transmission of the coronavirus in open spaces is low.

Johnson revealed in the conference: "These are careful but deliberate steps on the road to rebuilding our country."

He added the move to reopen non-essential retailers was as a result of what the country has "so far achieved together".

Car showrooms, according to the Mr Johnson, can also reopen on June 1.

How will social distancing work after lockdown?

The Prime Minister in his speech said new guidelines are being published for the retail sector.

According to Mr Johnson, these guidelines will be "detailing the measures they should take to meet the necessary social distancing and hygienic standards".

He said the relevant authorities will be given the power to enforce compliance where necessary.

"I want people to be confident that they can shop safely provided they follow the social distancing rules for all premises."

Under social distancing guidelines, individuals who are not from the same household must maintain a gap of two metres at all times.

It is believed the open space of markets will be essential to enforcing the rules.

When did markets close?

On Monday, March 23, all non-essential retailers, including markets were ordered to shut as part of the coronavirus lockdown.

Shopping became limited to basic necessities such as food and household items.

Along with markets, all shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and gyms were also ordered to shut.

The Prime Minister's move to reopen non essential retailers like markets is in a bid to begin to restore the country back to normality.

As a result of the lockdown, the UK economy has seen decline, causing millions in losses.

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