Preparations are well underway to help ensure Exeter city centre is safe and welcoming when many stores reopen their doors next week.
On Monday 15 June non-essential retailers will be allowed to reopen for the first time since the end of March, once they have completed a risk assessment. Hospitality businesses like cafes and restaurants can reopen from 4 July.
Temporary and permanent measures and changes are required to ensure the city centre remains a vibrant place to live, work, socialise, visit, shop and work.
Social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of shoppers. Stencils will be marked outside shops and throughout the City Centre, signs will be put up to help people keep two metres apart and some narrow streets will operate a one way system.
Video of Council Leader Phil Bialyk describing some of the plans for the re-opening.