In England and Wales, corona measures were relaxed significantly on Monday. The reopening of pubs and non-essential shops led to some retailers being overwhelmed.
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From Saturday, France will again go into a strict lockdown. The measures currently in force in one part of the nation will be extended to the entire country.
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Upheaval in Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel has already withdrawn the "Easter break" announced earlier this week, which would involve shutting down the country almost completely for five days.
The Belgian government has announced stricter lockdown measures to bring the rising corona virus figures back down. For non-essential shops, shopping by appointment will apply from Saturday.
Out of fear of a third wave, Germany is going to tighten its Covid-19 measures again. From 1 to 5 April, public life will be largely paralysed, and even food stores will have to remain closed for four of the five days.
Next week, some easing of Covid measures will go into effect for non-essential German stores. In the UK, retailers will have to wait until 12 April.
In the Netherlands, a curfew will be in place from 8.30 p.m. Friday, while in Germany, customers are no longer welcome with a mask made from textile. Which coronavirus measures still apply to retailers in Europe today?
Superdry saw its losses increase significantly in the first half of the broken fiscal year. Meanwhile, the coronavirus crisis continues to weigh on the British fashion group. The start of the third quarter also appears to be anything but successful.
Primark saw its sales fall by thirty per cent in the last quarter. The cut-price fashion chain already published a turnover warning at the end of last year.
In the Netherlands, the lockdown is extended by three weeks. Non-food representative INretail insists on substantial additional support measures.
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(Update) Germany will be back in lockdown from Wednesday, with closed stores, schools and cultural institutions. The Netherlands are following this example starting midnight. What is Belgium doing?
The end of the lockdown is in sight for Belgian retailers: next Tuesday, on the 1st of December, all stores may reopen. Retailers must strictly respect the known security measures, however.
In France, Black Friday will be delayed by one week: Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire is asking for the sales event to be postponed. Retailers agree on the condition that all stores are allowed to reopen.
With the second wave of COVID-19, a second wave of lockdowns is also rolling across Europe. Several countries close non-essential stores. Here’s an overview of the lockdowns and their impact on retail in Europe.
For the second time this year, Belgium has decided to impose a severe lockdown in the fight against the coronavirus. All non-essential stores will remain closed for six weeks from Monday 2 November.