Which UK shops are reopening and when as Covid-19 lockdown eases

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 retailers’ websites to see which stores are reopening near you:

Clothing and fashion stores reopening from 15 June

  • Primark (all 153 stores in England)
  • Marks & Spencer (reopening the majority of its clothing stores) – more details here
  • Debenhams 50 stores on 15 June with the rest to follow later in the week. Three in Northern Ireland open on 8 June.
  • Frasers Group: Sports Direct, Jack Wills, Flannels (number of stores reopening as yet unknown)
  • Harrods department store (Knightsbridge, London) – more details here
  • House of Fraser (number of stores reopening as yet unknown. Opening by the end of the week starting 15 June)
  • Ted Baker (all stores from mid-June)

General/other retail reopening from 15 June

  • John Lewis (2 on 15 June in Poole and Kingston upon Thames and a further 11 on 18 June) – more details here
  • The Entertainer (all 173 stores)
  • Card Factory (about 100 of its stores)

Takeaway/food to go already reopened

  • McDonald’s 1,019 branches open for drive-through or delivery – check which restaurants are open near you here
  • Burger King (112 are open for delivery or drive through. This is expected to rise to 350 by the end of June) – check which restaurants are open near you here
  • Greggs (after opening a handful of stores in the north-east, a further 800 will reopen by mid-June) – more details here
  • KFC (700 open across UK and Ireland for delivery, drive through and takeaway) – check which restaurants are open near you here
  • Subway (600 open UK and Ireland) – check which outlets are open near you here
  • Nando’s (94 open for delivery and takeaway) – check which restaurants are open near you here
  • Starbucks (150 branches open for takeaway or delivery) – check which outlets are open near you here
  • Pret a Manger (more than 300 open for takeaway and delivery) – check which outlets are open near you here
  • Costa Coffee (316 open for takeaway and drive-through) – check which outlets are open near you here
  • Five Guys (47 open) – check which restaurants are open near you here
  • Pizza Express (13 in London for home delivery only) – check which restaurants are open near you here

Furniture and homewares already reopened

  • Ikea (19 stores open) – check which stores are open near you here
  • Sofa retailer ScS (81 out of 100 UK stores open, including all in England) – more details here
  • DFS (91 stores open) – more details here
  • Furniture Village (all 52 stores open)

DIY/gardening already reopened

  • Homebase (all 164 stores)

Other chains already open

  • Matalan (all 175 stores in England & Northern Ireland open)
  • Poundland (776 – 700 of which remained open throughout lockdown)
  • Halfords (53 open) – check which stores are open near you here