Retail NI Welcomes Non-Essential Retail Reopening

Welcoming the Executive’s decision to confirm the reopening of non-essential retail on 11th December. Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“It is welcome news that the Executive has confirmed the reopening date of non-essential retail on 11th December. In saying that, these retailers will struggle to make up the losses from the two-week circuit breaker in the last few weeks of Christmas shopping”

“Retail NI is working with the Executive to ensure that shoppers will have an enjoyable, but above all else, a safe shopping experience from 11th December onwards. We urge shoppers to obey all regulations on face-coverings, social distancing and hand-sanitising”

“In these vital few weeks of Christmas shopping we urge shoppers to make it their civic duty to support independent retailers as many of them are struggling to survive and desperately need the trade”