Non-essential retail stores are all set to reopen in Northern Ireland from 30 April 2021.
The non-essential retail stores, including those of apparels and fashion, had opened to thunderous response in England and Wales earlier this week (12 April 2021).
Following the meeting of Executive Ministers on Thursday (15 April 2021), it was decided that besides non-essential retail, outdoor licensed and unlicensed premises will also be reopened from 30 April 2021.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister called it a ‘landmark day’ and said that decision was a result of collective effort of all across the region.
Meanwhile, fashion retailer Primark is all geared up to reopen all its 9 its stores in Northern Ireland.
The retailer has, reportedly, said that it will continue to have extensive safety measures in all its stores, including restriction on the number of customers inside stores.
Besides, Primark will ensure face coverings are mandatory, with hand sanitisation stations at store entrances.
As Primark stores reopened in England earlier this week, one saw huge queues outside its stores in Oxford Street and Birmingham.
Several fashion retailers are keen to reopen their Northern Ireland stores, with restrictions also easing out from next week.