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Coronavirus: Northern Ireland leads the way as shoppers descend on Belfast for retail return

Northern Ireland today led the way for the rest of the UK by becoming the first region to sanction the unconditional return of its retail sector.

After nearly three months of lockdown, it was a damp, quiet and rather cautious start to the supposed blanket reopening of all non-essential shops.

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General view of shoppers at the Top Shop store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast.

General view of shoppers at the Top Shop store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers queuing for the opening of JD Sports.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers queuing for the opening of JD Sports. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

General view of shoppers at the Castlecourt shopping centre in Belfast.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - General view of shoppers at the Castlecourt shopping centre in Belfast. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

John Keenan, owner of Bogart Menswear shop in Belfast, measures up a customer inside his Belfast city centre store.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - John Keenan, owner of Bogart Menswear shop in Belfast, measures up a customer inside his Belfast city centre store. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

Simon Anderson prepares for customers at the Remus Uomo store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - Simon Anderson prepares for customers at the Remus Uomo store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

General view of the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - General view of the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers queue for Dunnes Stores.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers queue for Dunnes Stores. Photo Pacemaker Press

Shops reopen in Northern Ireland

Shops reopen in Northern Ireland

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

General view of shoppers at the Top Shop store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - General view of shoppers at the Top Shop store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers queuing for the opening of JD Sports.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers queuing for the opening of JD Sports. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shops getting ready to reopen in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shops getting ready to reopen in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

David Torrans, owner of the No Alibis book store on Botanic Avenue, Belfast pictured as they re-open for business this morning.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - David Torrans, owner of the No Alibis book store on Botanic Avenue, Belfast pictured as they re-open for business this morning. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Police on patrol in Belfast today.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Police on patrol in Belfast today. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers queuing for the opening of JD Sports.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers queuing for the opening of JD Sports. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

Shops reopen in Northern Ireland

Shops reopen in Northern Ireland

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
John Keenan for Bogart measures a customer through his adopted screen at his Anne street store
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. John Keenan for Bogart measures a customer through his adopted screen at his Anne street store Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
John Keenan for Bogart measures a customer through his adopted screen at his Anne street store
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. John Keenan for Bogart measures a customer through his adopted screen at his Anne street store Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Paddy McAleer leaves Dunnes. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
John Keenan for Bogart measures a customer through his adopted screen at his Anne street store
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. John Keenan for Bogart measures a customer through his adopted screen at his Anne street store Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers in Victoria Square. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Photo Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 -  

John Keenan, owner of Bogart Menswear shop in Belfast, measures up a customer inside his Belfast city centre store.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th June 2020 - John Keenan, owner of Bogart Menswear shop in Belfast, measures up a customer inside his Belfast city centre store. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland have now reopened after being forced to shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. It is part of a number of lockdown measures lifted by the Northern Ireland Executive. Large retailers have already opened, but, on Thursday, the executive confirmed that shopping centres and small shops could reopen for business. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
12/6/2020
Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown.
Pictured: Shoppers queuing.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 12/6/2020 Shoppers battled rainy weather today as BelfastÕs non-essential shops opened their doors for the first time since the start of lockdown. Pictured: Shoppers queuing. Photo Pacemaker Press

12th June 2020 
Shops in Belfast city  prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after  restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton

12th June 2020 Shops in Belfast city prepare to open today after local government gave the ok after restrictions were eased after the Covid 19 pandemic. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

General view of shoppers at the Top Shop store in the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast.

Shopping centres had been given the green light on Thursday to follow big outlets such as Ikea and B & Q, drive-in McDonald’s and Starbucks outlets and garden centres, that had already opened for business.