UK Vape stores get green light to reopen

Vape stores will be able to reopen from 15 June, following the government announcement.

Prime minister Boris Johnson yesterday (25 May) revealed that non-essential retail units will be allowed to re-open from 15 June, while outdoor markets in England can re-open from 1 June.

The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) believes that the industry will be well placed to meet the social distancing guidance when shops re-open.

John Dunne, director at UKVIA, said: “All our retail members have still been ‘open for business’ since the lockdown began and have introduced social distancing measures that go well beyond the government guidance. This should give vapers confidence when going to their local stores.”

Dunne added: “Our members, together with the industry as a whole, will be delighted that shops will be able to reopen from the 15 June as it will enable them to give the critical support to their customers, and be a boost to the whole supply chain.”