The government have announced that from the 12th April 2021, non-essential retail can start to reopen. This will include all shops that sell items that have not been classed as essential and therefore have been closed since just after Christmas.
This news is great for many retailers that have suffered a huge financial loss and have had to try and find other ways of selling their items. There have been many high street retailers that unfortunately have not made it through these tough times and have closed their doors for the last time. There have also been a huge number of independent retails who have really struggled, often as they have not had a website to enable the to continue trading online.
The shops are going to be able to open again shorty, but will it be totally back to normal? It is unlikely that shopping will be the experience it used to be as changing rooms will probably remain closed in most shops and social distancing measures are likely to still be in place until at least later in the summer.