25th May 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE – STOP PRESS
The Prime Minister announced tonight that non-essential retail premises in England will be able to open from June 15th. As bacta requested the list of premises classed as shops includes arcades and betting shops, we understand that this means AGCs can reopen from that date.
We are checking to be absolutely sure, but members are advised to work to that date. Opening is conditional upon businesses following the guidance that has been set out and which we echoed in our Re-Opening paper sent to you two weeks ago. The link to Government guidance is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches
Please note additional guidance can be found on the same page relating to offices and other premises that may also be relevant to your business.