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Speaking after the Welsh government’s decision to implement a ‘fire-break lockdown’ requiring all ‘non-food’ retail to close commencing Friday 23 October, James Clark, HTA Director of Policy and Communications, said: “Garden centres offer large, open spaces with outdoor areas, implementing considerable social distancing measures. Gardening provides people with a safe activity they can do from home during the ‘fire break’ period”.

“With 60% of plants and bulbs produced in the UK sold in garden centres this is devastating news – the whole industry faces the knock-on impact”.

“It is unclear whether garden centres are allowed to operate click and collect and home delivery and so we are urgently requesting clarity on the matter.”

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