Tackle shops in England set to open on June 15th
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Tackle shops in England look set to re-open on June 15th – the day before the opening of the new fishing season – following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus briefing yesterday.
“From June 15th, we intend to allow all other non-essential retail – ranging from department stores to small independent shops – to re-open,” said Johnson.
The Angling Trust’s National Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, Martin Salter, said the Trust assumed this included tackle shops but was intending to check.
The good news for tackle shops followed the PM’s announcement from 10 Downing Street that outdoor markets and car showrooms across England can re-open from June 1st.
Johnson added the moves were ‘careful and deliberate steps’ on the road to rebuilding the country, but would be contingent on the Government’s five tests for gaining control over the disease and only permitted for COVID-secure premises.
He said that the changes would be formally confirmed in a review of the lockdown, which will take place on Thursday.
The Government is publishing new guidance for stores to ensure they meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards.