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Shops to reopen on the 15th June

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Bercows Mon 25-May-20 19:08:37

Just listening to the briefing. So pretty much all back to normal on the 15th apart from education? Does he really think people are going to docilely distance still??

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SpringBlossomIsBeautiful Mon 25-May-20 19:14:06

Thank Christ. Absolutely need to get things up & running

Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 25-May-20 19:18:45

Opening shops isn't "all back to normal." Pubs, leisure centres, gyms, cinemas, theatres are all staying closed. Essenti shops are already open, now non essential ones will be opening.

Onceuponatimethen Mon 25-May-20 19:19:23

Won’t be going to any shops personally!

doublemix Mon 25-May-20 19:20:56

Even though Boris has said shops etc can reopen it doesn't necessarily mean they can or will. For example I work in a very busy opticians the majority of our eye test are done through the NHS we could have opened 2 or 3 weeks ago BUT the nhs contract have all been suspended so until that restarts we can't reopen not to mention the nightmare that will be social distancing in the environment we work in. Dentists etc are all in the same situation they have been told they can open but it's not possible for them to actually do so. How many other businesses are in the same situation that technically they can open but logistically it will be very difficult.

WhiteChocTwix Mon 25-May-20 19:21:00

Am really pleased to hear that for my relatives who work in that sector. They can't wait to get back to work!

Flowersinthewild Mon 25-May-20 19:21:54

About time!

Bercows Mon 25-May-20 19:22:50

True Wax. There are just so many people about now judging by the news and looking out of the window at the traffic.

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PumpkinP Mon 25-May-20 19:23:32

Looking forward to this, im desperate for primark to open

SorrelBlackbeak Mon 25-May-20 19:23:45

So you're still not supposed to see more than 1 person from outside your household, outside, but you can wander round a large shopping centreconfused

Cherryghost Mon 25-May-20 19:24:11

Other than clothes shops which shops aren't open already? I haven't been out and know clothes shops aren't but wondering which others weren't open

Bercows Mon 25-May-20 19:25:48

This is what I don't get. I've been in for 10 weeks. I'm getting a bit fed up. There seems to be little logic.

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MarieQueenofScots Mon 25-May-20 19:26:55

I’m assuming he’s announced we can all see our families?

Bercows Mon 25-May-20 19:29:04

Funnily enough, no. Still not able to have contact with my mum. Still shielded.

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GrumpySausage Mon 25-May-20 19:29:06

So I can buy a house, buy a new car, treat myself to a new top but I still can't let my children hug their Grandma, despite all of us having followed lockdown since day 1?


ginsparkles Mon 25-May-20 19:31:24

Hoping they announce something about social bubbles too. That is meant to be coming in this stage

MarieQueenofScots Mon 25-May-20 19:33:27

Well I shall be seeing mine, and seeing my FWB.

You can break rules with impunity, enough green light for me.

Onceuponatimethen Mon 25-May-20 19:33:39

@GrumpySausage exactly. Totally crazy. I’m drowning trying to work and home school my kids but can’t combine my household with my parents, even though neither we nor they have left the house except for limited socially distanced exercise

Colycola Mon 25-May-20 19:34:54

Why are they not addressing when we can see our families?

MarshaBradyo Mon 25-May-20 19:35:22


upthewolves Mon 25-May-20 19:36:43

@colycola because there's no money in that

MarshaBradyo Mon 25-May-20 19:37:25

The virus is spread mostly in families

Flagsfiend Mon 25-May-20 19:37:42

I guess with families they will just announce on the day that it is now fine to see x number of people at once. Whereas shops need some notice to organise social distancing and staffing.

foxessocks Mon 25-May-20 19:37:55

I am assuming he will announce changes to who you can meet up in the next week or so. He has announced the shops to give them time to prepare.

foxessocks Mon 25-May-20 19:38:21

Sorry X post flag

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