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Orpington retail reopens

Today non-essential shops can reopen in Orpington, once they are COVID-19 secure and can show customers will be kept safe. At beginning of June, outdoor markets and car showrooms safely reopened, and today all other non-essential retail including shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios, and indoor markets, will be able to reopen.

This is an important step towards restoring people's livelihoods and restarting our local economy. If any businesses need further information about making their workplace COVID-19 secure, please visit:

Hairdressers, nail bars and beauty salons, and the hospitality sector remain closed because the risk of transmission in these environments is higher where long periods of person to person contact is required.

Read the Government's COVID-secure guidelines for people who work in or run shops, branches, and stores online.


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