How will shopping change?
Non-essential shops in England will be able to reopen on Monday for the first time since lockdown started on 23 March.
For many people stuck indoors for weeks, and hoping for some retail therapy, it will be a welcome change of scene. But how will it compare to before the pandemic?
- Shops will look different - social distancing measures will be in place and there will be hand sanitiser gel points around shops
- Shopping will be a solo sport - advice is for people to shop alone where possible
- Don't touch what you can't afford - shoppers are being advised to only touch what they plan to buy
- Be prepared to wait - as with supermarkets there are likely to be queues to allow for social distancing
Before Coronavirus (Covid-19)
After Coronavirus (Covid-19