As stores begin planning to re-open once lockdown restrictions are eased, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has produced a set of recommendations to assist retailers in facilitating the introduction of social distancing.
"It is not clear when the non-food retail sector will re-open for business and the final decision on this will be made by Government and the public health experts. However, it is important to be ready," says the BRC.
"The safety and wellbeing of every retailers’ staff and customers is a top priority. As we start to prepare for the re-opening of stores it is likely that some virus control restrictions will continue to be necessary to limit transmission. BRC has worked with USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) to agree practical recommendations for businesses to consider.”
You can view the recommendations here, and view the FAQs here.
Please note that the Government is currently working on their own guidance, which the BRC knows to be consistent with theirs.