SHOPS across Powys are re-opening their doors today after First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the biggest unlocking of the coronavirus regulations to date.

The highly anticipated news that all non-essential shops in Wales will be permitted to re-open their doors from Monday, June 22, was confirmed by the First Minister at the Welsh Government’s daily coronavirus press briefing on Friday.

Retailers will be able to resume trading if they can take all reasonable measures to comply with the physical distancing duty in Welsh law to reduce the spread of coronavirus and protect shop workers and shoppers.

Shops have been closed since the coronavirus lockdown began in March, but can now start to trade again.

Rob Oliver, of general store Olivers on Broad Street, says what he is most looking forward too is seeing his customers again.

He said: "We're really looking forward to seeing our customers again, really excited.

"The measures we have taken are standard - we've got a screen at the counter the safety of our customers and staff is paramount of course, we have to make sure everyone is safe."