High street shops rushing to re-open in Northern Ireland are having to be creative as well as quick coming out of lockdown - even though trade may be slow at the start.
All non-essential goods retailers can reopen from Friday - but the announcement only came on Monday and will be confirmed tomorrow if there is no increase in the spread of coronavirus.
Nor has there been detailed guidance offered on how retailers should operate.
However, many smaller traders had already prepared to reopen and are largely ready for restricted business.
Others are going to wait until Monday before opening in order to make sure everything is in place so customers can shop safely and with reassurance.
Retailers say they have carried out risk assessments and will have measures in place, including social distancing, limited numbers, hand sanitisers at the door, screens and face masks.
While many clothing retailers, including smaller ones and larger outlets like M&S, will not open their fitting rooms, some will allow certain items to be tried on. One shoe shop owner said customers can try on shoes but with safety measures in place.
Owners have been working with their suppliers to reorganise orders, particularly those with season-specific inventory.
They are also marrying bricks and mortar with online by adding more information, including pricing, on their websites so customers will not have to spend extra time browsing in store.
"We are not panicking - excited but apprehensive as nobody knows what is going to happen," said Dion Jackson of Jackson Sports in Belfast. "Just have to play it by ear."
Patrick Conlon, who owns Shuphoric Shoes in Enniskillen, said he is hopeful but "totally unsure how it is going to work".
"It is all about getting through the season with the least amount of damage," Mr Conlon said, but added that he is "enthused, not down in the dumps".
As a larger store, Hoggs Furniture Centre in Newry has already opened its doors, but owner Ian Hogg said that business has not been great. Other retailers do not expect a big rush on reopening.
Glyn Roberts, chief executive of Retail NI, which represents independent retailers, said the Executive moved very fast in announcing the date. "Many had advance plans in place, some preparation," said Mr Roberts.
He added: "A big challenge for staff is childcare, a lot of private sector is closed, and the Executive must ensure that they re-open." Currently, only key workers at food retailers can access childcare, while support from family, including grandparents, is not an option, said Mr Roberts.
While the Executive and health authorities have given a "rough" set of guidelines for the reopening of retail shops, a more ambitious and broader plan "re-imagining" public spaces in town and city centres needs to be drawn up, the retail industry leader said.
Mr Jackson, who has been selling online for the last three months, said he has carried out a risk assessment but must still decide how many customers he can allow to safely and comfortably come into his high street store. He will allow customers to try clothing on but then it will be set aside for a couple of days.
"We will engage with customers to minimise the amount of stock handling," he said.
Mr Jackson, who lost stock after a ram raid that wrecked his shopfront three weeks ago, explained he has a staff of three but one will not return yet as his wife is eight months pregnant.
Shoe shop owner Mr Conlon said splash screens are in place, a new one way system will be introduced, and stools used to try on shoes will be cut from 10 to five. Customers will have to wear pop socks and use hand sanitiser at the door.
"Customers are looking forward to coming back - I know that because I have been live streaming," said Mr Conlon, but he added the ongoing regeneration scheme in Enniskillen is a concern and he is not expecting a "big rush". He is not planning to open full time initially.
He can see an advantage of forced "staycations" with people from Belfast, Bangor and elsewhere coming to Enniskillen this summer.
M&S said it is ready as its stores sell clothing and food, and each is run by a single manager. Each have knowledge of the "necessary hygiene measures".
The firm is aiming to manage the flow of customers, hand sanitiser will be available, signage is designed to make it easier to find products, while click and collect will be operating at full capacity.
But fitting rooms will not be open, while bra and suit fittings will not take place. The online bra fit tool will be enhanced, the company said.