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Join the campaign to allow ‘non-essential’ retail to open

A petition has been launched to demand the Government rethinks its closure of ‘non-essential’ retail.

The plea, launched by a member of the Greeting Card Association (GCA) – the body representing greeting cards retailers – has already achieved more than 4,000 signatures.

It demands that the Government: ‘allows ‘non-essential’ shops to stay open during the lockdown; including shops such as greetings cards shops, florists, clothes and shoe shops, electronics shops, music shops as long as they have taken all the Covid-secure measures’.

Bira has been working hard to highlight the fact that shopping has never been safer, and pushed for changes in regulations to allow non-essential retailers to remain open during lockdown.

At 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition, at 100,000 it will be discussed in the House of Commons.

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