A CLOTHING chain has announced plans to reopen its stores with social distancing measures in place.

Next stores have been shut since the country went into lockdown at the end of March but the company has been selling clothes.

Now bosses from the chain have announced their plans to reopen shops once lockdown is lifted.

The firm said: "On Thursday 26 March, we temporarily closed our UK warehouses and distribution networks in order to adapt our operations to working safely in a coronavirus world.

"During the 18 days of closure we re-organised all aspects of our warehousing to ensure social distancing and improved sanitation.

"We have plans in place for the re-purposing of our stores ready to re-open in a socially distanced world..

"Measures include screening of tills, distance marking walkways, sanitisation stations, exit and entry management systems and other measures."