The UK government has announced extended opening times for non-essential stores once lockdown restrictions eases.
The currents roadmap out of lockdown sees April 12 as the earliest date that shoppers can return to the high street.
Given the financial hit that many retailers have taken due to being closed during the pandemic, officials have announced that shops will stay open until 10pm six days a week.
Robert Jenrick, Communies Secretary stated this move was part of a £56m deal made to ensure high stores reopening safely.
In on official statement, he said: “This will provide a much-needed boost for many business – protecting jobs, reducing pressure on public transport and supporting people and communities to continue to visit their high streets safely and shop locally.”