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Sunday trading rules to be relaxed in Flintshire

Published: 01/04/2020

To assist food stores in Flintshire provide essential provisions for local key workers, the vulnerable and the wider community enforcement of Sunday Trading legislation has been suspended for the course of the current emergency situation.

Currently, legislation states that certain larger stores – such as supermarkets – can open on Sundays but only for 6 consecutive hours between 10am and 6pm. This will not be enforced by council officers and means that trade can start two hours earlier, should stores take advantage of the measure.

The additional trading hours will make it easier for key workers, such as medical staff, care workers, emergency service workers and waste collection crews to do their food shopping. The measure will also allow more time in the day for shops to manage their customers’ visits, as many are already doing, so they adhere to Government advice on social distancing and behaviour.

All stores affected by this measure will receive appropriate advice and guidance from council officers. 

Residents are advised to check local timings and store openings before they travel as staffing and other logistical reasons may prevent stores opening for the additional hours.