Many non-essential shopping chains are preparing to let customers back into stores in some parts of the UK as the coronavirus lockdown eases.
In England, outdoor non-food markets and car showrooms were allowed to reopen from Monday 1 June. From Monday 15 June, a much broader range of retailers will reopen their doors, including clothes shops, toy stores, electronics retailers, booksellers, indoor markets, shoe shops, tailors, auction houses and photography studios.
Retailers reopening are adapting their stores to abide by government Covid-19 social distancing and health and safety guidelines.
The precise detail of these measures may vary between different retail chains and the types of store.
You can read the latest government coronavirus guidance for shops (published 29 May) here, and for food takeaway and delivery outlets (published 29 May) here.
Here is a list of shop and restaurant chains that have confirmed plans to reopen – check
Britain’s three biggest airlines have started legal proceedings against the government in a bid to overturn quarantine rules due to take effect in the UK from Monday.
BA’s owner, IAG, along with Ryanair and EasyJet, have sent a pre-action protocol letter setting out why they believes the moves, which will force air passengers arriving from abroad to self-isolate for 14 days, are illogical and unfair.
Airlines and travel firms have protested in vain against the new Home Office-led regulations, which they have said come months late to stop the transmission of coronavirus and will kill off any nascent recovery in their industries.
The airlines’ letter argues that the quarantine measures are more severe than those applied where the risks are greater, and impose greater restrictions on arrivals than on people infected with Covid-19. The airlines also object that enforcement of the regulations as published appears to apply only to England,
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The program offers a range of mentoring opportunities for local businesses of all sizes and at all stages, from start-ups through to seasoned operators.
The 2020 program received a record number of applications from local businesses looking to build skills, adapt and grow both now and in the post COVID-19 world.
There were 49 applicants for 20 sponsored places in the program, with four places in the Curtin Ignition Program still to be selected in late July. It is the largest number of applicants in the program’s four year history.
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