From Monday to Saturday for the remaining three weeks before Catholic Christmas and beyond throughout January, UK retail stores will be open 24 hours a day, Worldfootwear.com writes.
The UK government is lifting current restrictions on retail opening hours so that retailers affected by the forced closure of stores can compensate for their losses during the pre-holiday sales period.
The ability to work up to 24 hours a day will also provide more freedom for shoppers to visit stores, thereby reducing the risk of crowding in stores and shopping centers during the Christmas gift shopping period, and will provide the necessary social distancing.
How long stores can stay open will be the choice of their owners. Since Wednesday December 2, after a period of severe quarantine due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, England is returning to a system of tiered restrictions and retail stores are resuming operations across the country.