Car dealerships have been given the all-clear by Prime Minister to reopen next week as the country continues to ease lockdown restrictions.

As part of plans to "restart the economy", Boris Johnson said earlier this week that dealerships and outdoor markets are among the next set of establishments allowed to open.

We've spoken to one car dealer in Croxley Green and asked how he and and his team are adjusting to getting back into business after some time off.

Terry Gould, who is a co-partner at Croxley Car Centre in Baldwins Lane, says the dealership will be following government guidelines and introducing measures like unaccompanied demonstrations, making sure vehicles are clean and sanitised, encouraging handwashing, and ensure two metres distances can be kept between people.

Gloves have also be bought and there will be other protective equipment to wear inside the cars.

Watford Observer:

Mr Gould said: "We’re doing what we can as quick as we can.

"We’re limiting our staff attendance to make sur there is not too many in one day. Visits are also by appointment in order to limit the amount of people here at one time and have signs up saying only two people in the office at a time.

"I’m open minded about reopening the dealership, as far as we’re concerned it’s not before time but we’ve got to be aware of the safety of people, both customers and staff.

"We have been here for 20 years and a lot of people have phone the whole time we’ve been closed, and we’ve have bookings for next week."

Watford Observer:

Mr Gould continued: "We deal in the local community and a lot of older people rely on us and for three months we’ve not been able to help them out.

"Some even used to come in for a cup of tea, biscuit and a chat, that is what we miss and what they miss too."

Several other car dealerships across Watford will also be reopening on Monday.