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Non-essential shops in Great Yarmouth welcome back customers after Coronavirus lockdown

Non-essential shops in Great Yarmouth Town Centre and at Gorleston High Street reopened on Monday, after being closed for almost three months, following the Governments most recent guidance.


Council leader Cllr Carl Smith and Cllr Trevor Wainwright were joined by senior officers in Great Yarmouth town centre and Gorleston. They were on hand to provide advice to the businesses reopening and answer any questions members of the public may have had.

Business packs from the council containing advice for reopening as well as posters to help with social distancing and queue management were given to those reopening their doors to the public to support them in operating safely. 

Great Yarmouth's Marketplace has adapted a one-way system with reminders spray painted onto the pavement, as well as prompts to "please keep your distance", to ensure both shoppers and business employees maintain social distancing.

Cllr Carl Smith, leader of the council, said "we'd like to say a massive well done to all the local businesses that have worked hard to ensure they can open safely and a big thank you to the public who have followed the social distancing advice whilst out shopping.

"It's been great to see our local shops open and ready for business again with the people of Great Yarmouth ready to support the local economy and smaller businesses after the impact Coronavirus has had on them.

Last modified on 07 August 2020

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