Garden centers in England will be allowed to open from Wednesday as part of the first measures to gradually ease the foreclosure linked to coronaviruses.
The Prime Minister will announce on Sunday that garden centers will be allowed to open their doors to customers from May 13.
Patrons will need to ensure that visitors stick to strict social distancing measures, such as keeping two meters from each other, and will need to put in place restrictions to control the number of stores in a similar fashion to supermarkets.
British supermarkets have introduced queue systems and one-way aisles to limit interaction between customers and staff, while creating cleaning stations where the handles of carts and baskets can be disinfected.
The confirmation follows an announcement by the Welsh government that garden centers will be able to open from Monday.
Prime Minister Mark Drakeford, speaking at a briefing in Cardiff on Friday, said: “Our second planned change to the regulations allow garden centers to reopen, provided that the rules of social distancing can be applied. “
The head of the Welsh Labor party also said that the councils could consider reopening the recycling centers – a measure already recommended to the English local authorities by the secretary of the Communities, Robert Jenrick.
Boris Johnson will officially announce the garden centers in his Sunday evening address to the nation.
Environment Secretary George Eustice took advantage of his appearance at the daily Downing Street briefing to soften expectations of a massive lifting of locking restrictions by the Prime Minister, saying he ” not going to be a dramatic change overnight“.
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Meanwhile, Sky News spoke to a number of people as they exercised daily in London’s Battersea Park – with a lot more than in the previous weekends.
Asked about the lockout, local resident Leon Lloyd said, “Yes, it must be removed now.
“A lot of people don’t really follow the rules anyway. And on a hot day like today, people should go out and visit their families and other things. “
Ian Travers, who is now retired, agreed. He said, “I think the Prime Minister should go as far as possible to reduce it.
“I think people have been very good so far, but there is a tipping point that will come sooner or later. “