Public health the priority, as retail set to fully reopen on Tuesday

November 27, 2020

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today welcomed the confirmation that retail will reopen fully next Tuesday from Level 5 Covid restrictions. 

Retail Ireland Director Arnold Dillon said: “It’s positive that reopening is taking place on Tuesday, a day earlier than initially planned. The next few weeks will be make or break for many retailers. Every day matters. It’s crucial that customers support those businesses that have been badly hit by Covid restrictions. 

“Public safety is the absolute priority. Retailers have gone to enormous lengths to protect staff and customers. Additional measures will be taken over the coming weeks, including extending opening hours to better spread customer numbers across the whole day.”