Lytham St. Anne’s shops will be able to stay open until 10 p.m. six days a week in a bid to turbocharge the high street and help the local economies recover. From Monday 12th April shops will be able to extend their opening hours from 07:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Saturday, so helping customers avoid peak times and easing pressure on transport.
Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has today announced that from Monday 12th April extended daily opening hours will be introduced when non-essential retail reopens its doors.
The Government is also extending flexible working hours on construction sites, allowing food deliveries to supermarkets over more time periods, and keeping the flexibility for pubs and restaurants to erect marquees to help increase seating capacity in a Covid-secure way.
The arrangements will last until June 21, when lockdown is due to end – although this could be extended. However, this may be too late for many businesses whose doors have closed forever (pictured below).