Retailers

Bira creates five-step guide to help independent retailers open again

The British Independent Retailers Association has created a five-step guide to help independent retailers open again with confidence later this month.

The five-step guide to a Covid-secure reopening takes members through what they need to do to be safe and compliant ahead of reopening on 15 June .

It also contains valuable guidance for those already allowed to trade – steps such as completing a risk assessment.

The five-step guide includes details on reading the government guidance, and referring to devolved government advice where applicable, amending and completing risk assessments and amending and completing a reopening checklist.

It also includes taking appropriate steps to protect staff and customers with sufficient protective equipment, with links to Bira Direct suppliers and correctly communicating your Covid-secure message to the community, there’s even a downloadable poster to help you do this.

The news comes as Bira welcomed a new £50m boost to help local authorities prepare high streets for reopening.

High Streets Minister Simon Clarke announced the fund for councils to help their local high streets get safely back to business earlier this week.

The ‘Reopening High Streets Safely Fund’ will help local authorities in England introduce a range of safety measures in a move to kick-start economies, get people back to work and customers back to the shops.

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