ONE way pavements will be part of the measures to maintain social distancing in Oxfordshire from Monday as shops reopen.

From June 15, non-essential shops will be able to open for the first time since late March, with retailers required to adhere to new guidelines to protect shoppers and workers.

To support the reopening of Oxford city centre and town centres across the county, the county council is working with district and town councils on a series of temporary and permanent changes to maintain social distancing.

This will include a one-way system for pedestrians including on Hythe Bridge Street in Oxford and social distancing measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of shoppers and visitors, with signs and posters offering guidance about respecting the 2-metre social distancing rule.

The most visible affect of the changes will be in high-pedestrian traffic areas such as at Frideswide Square and the city centre streets in Oxford.

A £597,000 pot of money awarded to the county council is currently being spent to make quick fixes to pavements and cycle paths in the county.