Shops across the country are reopening this month for the first time in weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The government announced in May that non-essential stores could reopen from June 15, though there will be plenty of rules in place to keep staff and shoppers safe.

Some retailers will be staggering which branches they open and all of them will have strict safety measures and rules in place.

Changing rooms will be closed in shops with queuing systems in place outside so customers can wait once limits inside have been met.

But the government has stressed that such businesses will only be able to reopen if the Government’s five tests are met, and if businesses are able to meet the ‘COVID 19 secure guidelines’ needed to protect store workers and customers.

We’ve pulled together a list of reopening dates for shops such as Debenhams, Primark, M&S and more.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Debenhams

Debenhams said it will reopen 90 stores in England from June 15, reports the Mirror.

The company, which permanently axed all stores in Ireland in March, said it continues to work with authorities on a reopening date in Scotland and Wales.

The department store chain hasn't revealed exactly how it's stores will look once they reopen, although it's understood that cafés and restaurants will remain closed.

EE, BT and O2

O2, EE and BT have said they'll start reopening branches from June 15, while Virgin Media has announced plans to permanently close all UK stores.

EE said the measure will be part of a phased reopening, meaning just a handful of its 600 branches will open on June 15.

In terms of safety, EE and BT will have an appointed member of staff to greet customers at store entrances.

Workers will also be given PPE, there will be plastic screens separating staff and shoppers, and a text message system to tell customers when to visit stores will be in operation.

At O2, NHS and care workers who show their ID badges will be given VIP access to skip queues to speak to an advisor in store.

The chain said stores will be managed by virtual queues and video consultations.

Gareth Turpin, at O2, said: "Retail has changed in the wake of COVID-19, and we need to make sure we adapt to that change. We have regrouped and worked out how our stores and our tech can be used to help customers and staff.

"The result is a more personal service which also saves customer waiting time. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our stores to see the changes for themselves."

John Lewis

John Lewis in Liverpool One

John Lewis said just two stores will reopen on June 15, with 11 more set to follow on June 18.

Changing rooms, cafes, or beauty treatments will not be available when the shops reopen.

There will also be a queue at both entrances and busy areas of shops, a contactless payment limit of £45, rigorous and frequent cleaning, and limited numbers of customers in stores.

Primark

Primark is set to reopen 153 of its stores in England on June 15.

The clothing has 189 shops in the UK but hasn't said when the rest of its outlets will follow suit.

Hand sanitiser stations will be installed in stores and perspex screens put up at the tills to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

The retailer has said that stores will undergo additional cleaning, especially of "high frequency touch points" such as door handles.

Next

Next reveals plans for when stores reopen

Next plans on reopening 25 stores on June 15.

The fashion and homeware retailer hasn't confirmed the exact locations but says the stores will be larger shops in out of town locations.

It added that more of its 500 shops will follow over the coming weeks.

Next said there will be queuing systems in place outside of stores, exit and entry management systems, signs on social distancing in place, and one-way arrow marked routes around stores in some places.

There will also be screens at the tills to protect both customers and staff, PPE available for staff to wear, hand sanitisation stations, and regular cleaning of equipment.

Sports Direct

Sports Direct will reopen stores from June 15 - but the retailer hasn't revealed the exact locations.

All warehouse, back-office and shop-floor staff will be given PPE and perspex screens will be put up at the tills to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

In some stores, customers will have to shop using a one-way system and aisles will be widened where possible to make room for social-distancing.

The chain, which has 800 stores in the UK, will most likely start with out of town locations.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer will reopen all 173 of its stores on June 15.

Reopened branches will have social distancing measures in place, as well as a new "ready in 10" fast-track service.

The new service will see shoppers place an order from their phone to collect in-store within 10 minutes.