Customers happy to keep safety measures in place despite 'Freedom Day'

Customers happy to keep safety measures in place despite 'Freedom Day'

Booksellers have reported customers are “very happy” to keep Covid safety measures in place, as shops opened for trading on so-called Freedom Day (19th July)- a government-coined phrase describing the lifting of all restrictions, including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing. 

Indies had overwhelmingly said they intended to keep some sort of restriction in place ahead of the day, and so far are experiencing compliance and positive feedback from customers, with Waterstones reporting the same. However, some are having to close for short periods owing to staff shortages as the number...

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