The move to COVID-19 alert level 3, step 2 marks twelve weeks of closed doors for retailers – and full car parks are expected when shopping centres reopen on Wednesday, Newshub reports. Retail New Zealand chief executive Greg Harford said retailers are “chomping at the bit” to open their doors to the public again. “Retail NZ is asking customers to stay patient and be understanding – everyone in retail will be doing their best to provide great service, even with the extra requirements,” Harford added. Shoppers wanting to enjoy their first day of retail therapy are advised to plan ahead, be considerate of other shoppers and avoid peak shopping times.