The so called ‘non essential’ shops have permission to open from June 15th.
The shops have all been certified as ready to open after working out their social distancing, and cleaning measures.
Opening hours will be less than usual in many shops.
The almost three months closure of businesses has meant they had to look, during the closure, to online sales, deliveries, or pick and collect.
The list of those businesses allowed to open include:
- Betting shops
- Charity shops
- Clothing shops
- Gift shops
- Mobile Phone shops
- Art galleries
Not all shops in these categories will want to open immediately.
Hairdressers, beauty salons, pubs, and restaurants will have to wait until at least July before they open. They involve closer contact.
There is a one way system on the Market Place – managed by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, but not in places managed by other authorities or companies.