Following Covid rules key to boosting confidence in reopening - the YEP says
Next week marks the first time this year that many businesses will have opened their doors to customers.
Nonessential retailers, the hospitality sector, hairdressers and gyms are among those who have all faced months of bracing themselves to prepare to reopen after the country was plunged into lockdown.
And today they are speaking of their relief at being able to welcome people back - and to help boost both mental and physical wellbeing after being given the green light in the latest roadmap for easing restrictions.
For many, who have faced weeks in isolation, it will be a big step forward coming out of lockdown as people are eager to get back into their routines.
So the key to this will be ensuring that businesses stick to the rules around Covid safety to help build up the confidence of those who haven’t visited in some time.
And for the businesses themselves, it marks the start of their long road to recovery after months of leaving their doors - and tills - firmly closed.
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