London Trading Standards support the safe re-opening of London’s high streets

As non-essential retail outlets reopen on 12th April, London Trading Standards is urging Londoners to stay safe and be considerate of others as they make the most of restrictions being eased.

London Trading Standards spokesperson Cenred Elworthy said:  “We are delighted that all shops and several other types of business can open their doors on Monday following the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Londoners can welcome back local high streets and businesses whilst protecting their health by making sure they shop extra safely and support staff working hard during this time of transition.

“The vast majority of London’s businesses have done a magnificent job throughout the pandemic to make their shops and restaurants Covid-safe. Customers can also do their bit to stay as safe as possible by following the “hands, face, space” guidance. Make sure to wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering when indoors and in crowded spaces, and make space for those around you.

“London’s businesses have faced enormous hardship and sacrifice over the past year to save lives and reduce infection rates. We encourage Londoners to support local shops and hospitality industry if they can.

“London boroughs and partners continue to work with businesses to support the safe reopening of non-essential retail outlets, ensuring businesses understand and follow the rules. Please contact your local trading standards office if you have any queries regarding legislation.”