The British Retail Consortium’s chief executive, Helen Dickinson, has called for everyone in the retail industry to “play our part” in keeping towns and high streets vibrant.
It comes as today marks the opening of non-essential retail in England, allowing shoppers to hit the high street again.
Commenting on the move and what it means for the trade, Dickinson said: “It has never been more important to play our part in keeping our towns and high streets vibrant. Every visit we make helps support jobs in retail, as well as throughout the supply chain.
“Retailers have been working around the clock to create a safe shopping environment, so their customers can have the confidence to return to their favourite shops.”
Adding: “Our shopping experience may be changing, but if we all follow the necessary social distancing measures and show a little consideration to those around us, then everyone will be better off.”