Tui is to double the number of its retail advisors working from home or in a closed store to 1,100 from June 1.

The travel firm currently has 550 of its travel agency staff working from home.

It said it was “looking at all options” including moving some staff into branches under a closed-door policy from next week, provided this meets health and safety requirements for retail premises.

The move follows the phased easing of the current lockdown by the government, with non essential shops allowed to reopen from June 15.

But Tui, which recently updated its refunds and booking amendments processes, said it had no plans as yet to reopen to the public.

A Tui UK spokesperson said: “We’re still reviewing the number of stores that would safely allow for a safe return to work for our advisors as the health and safety of our colleagues has to be our highest priority.

“We have no plans to open stores on 15 June for customers. The primary role of our retail advisors is to help and support our customers and this has worked well with our homeworking team.”

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