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 as the coronavirus lockdown eases.

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

General/other retail reopening from 15 June

Takeaway/food to go already reopened

  • McDonald’s (201 drive-throughs and 37 for delivery orders already open. A total of 1,019 branches will be open for drive-through or delivery by the end of the first week 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

Furniture and homewares already reopened

DIY/gardening already reopened

Other chains already open


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