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23 November 2020, 11:49 | Updated: 24 November 2020, 08:46
All non-essential shops are expected to reopen in England next week when lockdown ends.
All non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen following lockdown.
England's second lockdown will end on December 2, with Boris Johnson laying out plans for Christmas and a stricter three-tier system in a press conference yesterday.
And even though the tier system will be returning, all non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen across all the tiers.
This move will allow retailers a much-needed boost during the lead up to Christmas as people return to shops to prepare for the festive period.
Boris confirmed all plans in a press conference later today, and laid out the rules set to come into place for each tier.
However, people across England will have to wait until Thursday, November 26, to find out which tier their local area falls in.
This comes after it was reported that the Government will allow families to come together for a number of days across Christmas in 'festive bubbles'.
It has also been confirmed that England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will come together for a joint Christmas plan.
According to The Sun, Boris Johnson summoned his Cabinet on Sunday night to finalise new measures for England following lockdown.
It is understood a limited number of households will be able to meet for a few days over Christmas, but that number is yet to be confirmed.