SHOPPERS will be delighted to know that all non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen in Tier Two areas.

It means Hampshire residents will finally be able to get their Christmas shopping done.

Non-essential retail, such as high street fashion and department stores, will be allowed to open along with hairdressers, beauty salons, libraries and gyms.

Whilst shops will reopen your Christmas shopping experience will be slightly different this year.

Tier two restrictions state that households, unless in a bubble, cannot meet indoors, so shopping with friends is off the cards for the moment.

People living in Tier Two areas will howevere be able to meet other households at outdoor shopping spaces like markets and car boots.

The Tiers will be reviewed by Wednesday 16 December, meaning Hampshire will have two weeks to reduce infections and make their case for being moved down.

Cinemas and other indoor entertainment venues will also be allowed to reopen, with social distancing and limited capacities in place.