Boris Johnson has announced the first "careful steps to modify" coronavirus lockdown measures in England, confirming that a phased reopening of non-essential shops could begin within the next few weeks.
When lockdown was imposed on March 23, restaurants, gyms and garden centres shut their doors to customers, with only essential retailers being allowed to remain open.
But the prime minister has announced non-essential shops may be allowed to re-open as soon as June 1.
Some retailers and gyms had refused to open their doors until the government eases the lockdown, however some firms have already began to return to business.
DIY chain Homebase has reopened all of its stores, while McDonalds is reopening 15 restaurants from May 13 for delivery only.
Here are the retailers opening their doors to the public:
John Lewis said they are "working hard on a blueprint" but will only put it into action once the government has specified the dates and conditions it is happy for retailers to begin re-opening. Once this happens, JL shops will reopen over a period of three to six weeks.
Shoe repair firm Timpson will re-open 40 outlets within supermarkets, but High Street shops will remain closed.
Homebase began trialling the opening of 20 stores from Saturday 25 April, and following a successful trial they have now fully re-opened all stores in the UK.
Social distancing measures are now in place to ensure shopping is safe.
DIY and home improvement chain, B&Q, has reopened all of its stores, with the exception of stores in the ROI and Guernsey.
All stores are open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, but opening times on Sundays vary.
The retailer will limit the number of customers in store at any one time, and will have a designated queuing area outside, with markers every two metres so customers adhere to social distancing measures.
There will also be two metre markers inside stores and perspex screens have been installed at checkouts.
Wickes has launched a trial to re-open six stores with new social distancing measures in place.
It said stores in Pudsey, Cheltenham, Preston, Sevenoaks, Cricklewood and Hailsham will re-open.
Next said it has plans in place to re-open stores when the lockdown is lifted, but would be prioritising out-of-town outlets initially where it is easier to operate in a “socially distanced world”.
The group said: “The fall-off in sales to date has been faster and steeper than anticipated in our March stress test and we are now modelling lower sales for both the first and second half of the year.”
It added: “We believe that the effects of the coronavirus will be felt for longer than we first anticipated.
“The economic consequences and continued social distancing will mean that both retail sales and online sales will be disrupted even after full lockdown measures have been lifted.”
Restaurants and cafes
Costa has re-opened two Drive-Thru lanes (in Manchester and Mansfield) and two stores (in Manchester and Bristol) from Friday 24 April - all serving a limited menu.
The Drive-Thru lanes are near large hospitals and the two stores will be delivery only, so customers can deliver coffee to their homes via Uber Eats.
Pret has re-opened 101 stores across the UK for takeaway and delivery.
The boss of the bakery chain informed staff of plans to open 20 stores in the Newcastle area from Monday May 4 as part of a “controlled trial”.
Roger Whiteside, chief executive of the business, had said he hopes to open around 700 stores, including 150 franchise shops, with new operational measures in place from June 8.
However Mr Whiteside said it will only be possible to re-open this many shops once the government has taken a first step in relaxing the lockdown.
Nando's has announced it will be re-opening six restaurants in the UK in London and Manchester for delivery only.
Customers will need to order from Nando's via Deliveroo, as dining areas remain closed and its click and collect service is still unavailable.
The chicken chain has reopened restaurants in London (Clink St, Camberwell, Canary Jubilee, Gloucester Road) and Manchester (Fallowfield, Printworks).
McDonald's is reopening a number of its UK restaurants for delivery only via Uber Eats from 11am on 13 May.
The following restaurants will re-open on May 13:
Ipswich Cardinal Park
Watford Hertfordshire Arms
Chaul End Lane, Luton
Beechings Way, Gillingham
Sittingbourne Retail Park
Luton George Streetv
Paul Pomroy, the chain's boss for the UK and Ireland, said the tests had proved "successful", allowing the company to "slowly" start to serve customers again.
The company has introduced a host of new measures including deep cleaning of restaurants prior to reopening, perspex screens and floor markings to help maintain social distancing.
Staff will also receive protective equipment, such as non-medical grade face masks, and have their temperatures taken with "contactless thermometers" before shifts.
Burger King has re-opened a further eight restaurants in Aberdeen, Dundee, Merton in south London, Reading, Southampton, and Hillington and Springfield Quay - both in Glasgow.
Four other branches opened earlier this month, Bath Road and Eastgate in Bristol, Coventry and Swindon.
Customers can order a limited menu through Just Eat and Deliveroo and the restaurants will be open from 12-11pm.
The burger chain has also re-opened a Drive-Thru Burger King in Havant, Hampshire, as part of a trial.
Burger King hopes to re-open more Drive-Thru restaurants in the coming weeks, and aims to have at least one restaurant open in every city by 31 May.
KFC has re-opened a total of 21 restaurants across the country, including four in London.
The fried chicken chain plans to open an additional 80 restaurants by 4 May, bringing the total to 100.
"We are doing this responsibly and carefully, with stringent processes and hygiene measures put in place," a spokesperson said.
"All our restaurants will continue serving a limited menu to help the smaller kitchen teams maintain social distancing."
Customers can order from KFC via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats - you can't order directly from the KFC website, or in-person at these restaurants.
The KFC branches that have re-opened their doors are:
Ipswich – Cardinal Park
Glasgow – Pollockshaw Road
Glasgow – Great Western Retail Park
Enfield – Coliseum Retail Park
Bury - Moorgate Retail Park
Bently Bridge - Bentley Bridge Pleasure Park
Great Bridge - Great Bridge Retail Park
Romford Gallows - Colchester Road
Tyburn - Kingsbury Road
Norwich - Mile Cross Lane
Brighton - Western Road
Putney - High Street
Hammersmith - Kings Street
Fast food restaurant chain Leon has reopened 12 branches and four sites dedicated to feeding critical care teams through the company's FeedNHS project.
Leon said they have identified the locations of other restaurants which will be reopened, but "haven't pushed the button yet."
The 12 restaurants open to the public and key workers are:
Tottenham Court Road
The four sites dedicated to feeding critical care teams are:
High street Kensington
Tottenham Court Walk
The chain of health clubs is working out how gyms can be laid out to allow for social distancing and capping member numbers, the CEO of PureGym, Humphrey Cobbold, told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.
Mr Cobbold said the chain was working to upgrade the hygiene and sanitisation regime to "provide a safe environment for the future."
But the CEO stressed gyms will only be re-opened when permitted by the government.
"The right approach is a considered and careful opening, we will probably, when permitted by government, start by opening half a dozen sites and then expand from there when we're confident that we have a model that's safe and secure for members for the future," Mr Cobbold said.
Virgin Active said they will inform their customers when they will re-open clubs "once it is safe to do so based on government advice."
Boris Johnson advised people to avoid public transport "if at all possible because we must and will maintain social distancing, and capacity will therefore be limited".
He said public transport operators, just as with workplaces, will be following the "Covid-secure" standards.
GWR said they are looking to increase services from mid-May, with further increases when the government starts to ease the lockdown.
The Rail Delivery Group is co-ordinating the rail industry's response to the pandemic, but they said changes to travel will be a decision for the government and rail companies, who are "looking at a range of possible future scenarios."
"Our priority continues to be the safety of our staff and passengers, and we will work closely with government and unions on how services can be returned to normal safely to support the economy and public health," the spokesperson added.