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Monday’s re-opening includes car sales

It has been confirmed that retailers involved in the sale, supply and repair of motor vehicles incuding cars, vans, 4x4s, trucks, buses, tractors etc, as well as motorcycles, and bicycles and related facilities such as tyre sales and body repairs can re-open on Monday, May 18.

As part of the government’s plan to gradually reopen our economy and society, the following changes will come into effect from Monday, where social distancing can be maintained

Retailers that can open on Mondaym May 18 :

  • Hardware stores

  • Builders merchants and those providing essential supplies and tools for gardening

  • Farming and agriculture; garden centres and farmers markets

  • Opticians/Optometrists/Outlets providing hearing test services, selling hearing aids and appliances

  • Retailers involved in the sale, supply and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles and related facilities (for example, tyre sales and repairs)

  • Office products and services; electrical, IT and phone sales, repair and maintenance services for home. This does not include homeware stores

  • Outdoor public amenities and tourism sites, such as carparks, beaches and mountain walks may reopen

Construction workers, gardeners and other outdoor workers can also return to work.