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Oxfam has announced that it will begin reopening its network of charity shops in England from 15 June. The charity said it could not yet confirm which stores would open in the first phase, nor how many of them. However, it said there would be space for social distancing, while staff and volunteers would have the necessary personal protective equipment. All surfaces, doors and equipment will be regularly cleaned and donated items will be isolated for 72 hours. All Oxfam shops have been closed since 21 March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The move to start reopening them comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that non-essential retailers would be able to reopen in England . Oxfam shops in Scotland and Wales will remain closed at this stage, as no dates have yet been set for retailers to reopen there... Full story

1 June