Move to accelerate reopening of shopping centres welcome

Friday, 5 June 2020
Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today welcomed reports that Government is set to approve the reopening of all small and large retailers from next Monday, and shopping centres from Monday 15 June. The group said the need for social distancing will result in a very different shopping experience, but customers have already adapted and are supportive of the new rules.

Retail Ireland Director Arnold Dillon said: “Many shopping centres remained open during the crisis to allow essential retail to trade, even if many of the shops were closed. They have put in place comprehensive plans to ensure the safety of staff and customers, including new queuing systems, tightly controlling the numbers entering the centres and additional hygiene measures. The reopening will be done in a way that safeguards public health, while also protecting jobs and businesses.”