Majella O'Regan pictured outside Batavia, Rathealy Road, Fermoy this week - "doors can be open safely". (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Tuesday of this week brought a smile to the faces of the many business people who were allowed open their stores and services again.

It was a happy time for their customers also who were starved of a bit of retail therapy after the six week hiatus.

“We’re delighted to be back in business,” David Hickey of Hickey’s Fashions, Fermoy told The Avondhu.

Over on Rathealy Road, Majella O’Regan of Batavia Furniture said she was ‘delighted’ to be able to reopen ahead of Christmas.

Full story in this week’s Print & Digital Edition