A limited numbers of customers will be allowed into shops; there will be a staggered entry system and restricted car parking spaces. Only one adult and one child per household will be permitted in-store at any one point. Social distance wardens will be in place throughout the store to help customers find their way round the new one-way system and ensure new social distancing measures are being followed. Customers are urged to come prepared with ready-made lists and their own bags. If customers need to make returns, they're being encouraged to do this at a later date if possible. Additional hand sanitiser facilities will be available and stores will be deep cleaned more regularly. There will be screens at key areas such as checkouts, service points and customer returns, to enable social distancing. Cashless payments only, by card and contactless. All play areas will remain closed, as will customer restaurants. The Swedish Food Market will be open, with the Bistro offering a takeaway … [Read more...] about Ikea to ban families as it reopens 19 stores in the UK from June 1 but Scotland and Wales stay shut
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Another approach is to make best use of the already-there. Ease the pressure on London and on some other mostly southern hotspots and reflate the many towns and cities that often have good housing stock, handsome if neglected high streets, a legacy of past investment in public amenities like parks and libraries, and access to beautiful countryside. Places roughly answering this description include Preston, Walsall, Sheffield, Plymouth, Colchester, Derby, Dundee, Hull, Wakefield and Wrexham, to name but a few. Such a shift would have the added environmental benefit of reducing the large costs in energy and carbon of a mass housebuilding programme. … [Read more...] about Will Covid-19 show us how to design better cities?
He added: 'If it is true as reported in today's Sunday newspapers that there have been breaches of the regulations by this individual, then without doubt action should be taken by the appropriate authorities. No one - whoever they are - should be above the regulations or the rule of law.' … [Read more...] about Britain announces 118 coronavirus deaths – a 30% drop since last Sunday – taking total to 36,793 as Boris prepares to decide if lockdown should be eased further
“No congregation is allowed during Eid and we have appealed that celebrations should be done inside the house. We have also appealed not to spend money on shopping and purchasing. Instead, the money should be distributed among the poor and sufferers in this crisis,” said Shehar Qazi of Raipur, Mohammad Ali Farooqi … [Read more...] about Disease dampens Eid celebrations across India