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BRC hails UK govt decision to open all retail after Dec 2

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Nov '20
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In response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that all retail will be able to open when national restrictions end on December 2, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said the decision will help preserve jobs and the economy and help keep Christmas a festive occasion for everyone as the bulk of Christmas shopping tends to be done in store.

“Retailers will be relieved by the Government’s confirmation that all shops can reopen once the current restrictions are lifted. SAGE data has always highlighted that retail is a safe environment, and firms have spent hundreds of millions on safety measures including perspex screens, additional cleaning, and social distancing and will continue to follow all safety guidance,” BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said in a statement.

Meanwhile, taking a Downing Street press conference from self-isolation, Johnson cautioned against 'over-optimism', saying many areas will go into tougher tiers after December 2 than they were in before the blanket lockdown.

He cautioned that the months ahead “will be hard, they will be cold, they include January and February when the NHS is under its greatest pressure”.

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