After three long months in lockdown, non-essential shops open from Monday 12 April – but will changing rooms be open?
ASOS has been our best friend during the UK lockdown, which goes some way to explaining how the retailer nearly tripled its profits during the pandemic, while Boohoo similarly saw a rise in revenue of 40%.
Many have taken advantage of the free delivery and the ease of the websites, but it’s not for everyone. Some prefer to try before they buy and some stores have been badly hit. Zara’s profits have plunged by 70% during the pandemic, for example.
Here, we take a look at the fitting room rules.
Can I try clothes on when the shops re-open?
If you’re one of the shoppers who prefers to try before you buy, you’re in luck.
From Monday, fitting rooms will re-open in many high street stores, including those of H&M, John Lewis and River Island.
However The Sun reports that in the cases of Primark, M&S and Next, changing rooms will remain closed to ensure the safety of customers.
When do shops re-open in the UK?
Non-essential shops, which includes all of our favourite high street stores, will reopen from Monday 12 April.
As well as clothes shops, hairdressers, pubs and gyms will also re-open in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, while the re-opening of non-essential retail in Scotland is expected a little later from 26 April at the earliest.
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