Trading laws lifted for doctors and nurses

SUNDAY trading restrictions in Conwy have been relaxed to help NHS staff and other key workers.

Conwy County Borough Council has moved to introduce a temporary change to the Sunday trading enforcement regime, allowing frontline staff the ability to pay for their goods before supermarkets open to the public.

Currently some supermarkets are allowing doctors, nurses and all other essential workers into their stores to shop from 9am on a Sunday, yet due to trading laws they are unable to pay for their goods until 10am.

In response, council leader cllr Sam Rowlands has implemented the changes with immediate effect.

Cllr Rowlands, said:“Our NHS, Social Care staff and other key workers are doing exceptional work amid this crisis and face further challenging times in the weeks ahead, it is only right therefore that we do everything we possibly can to make their lives easier during this period.

“We won’t be enforcing Sunday trading restrictions for the duration of the crisis so this will give retailers the choice to be flexible with their opening hours to meet the needs of those battling the virus on the frontlines."