Shoppers across Shropshire will continue to see social distancing measures into next month.

A range of temporary social distancing measures were put in place last year and revised in April to help people safely visit and support the county’s town centres, and to promote walking and cycling during the pandemic.

They will remain in place until at least July 19 when they will be reviewed before then to determine possible next steps, in line with latest government guidance.

It follows the government’s decision to extend the easing of lockdown measures by four weeks.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said: “In line with the latest government announcement, and with infection numbers on the rise, it is vital that we all continue to adhere to social distancing rules.

"We’ll therefore continue with current arrangements, which have allowed greater use of outside space for social distancing, for at least another four weeks.

“We hope that these measures will continue to encourage people to visit our market towns in the coming weeks and support our local traders.”

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