BRC works with Usdaw drawing up social distancing guidelines for shops


The British Retail Consortium has responded to the publication of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.

Published on May 11, the document sets out how the Government plans to restart the country’s economy.

In response to this the BRC has worked with Usdaw to come up with a social distancing plan for retailers that are looking to reopen shops in the coming weeks.

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On this, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “Retailers desperately need clarity in the rules regarding when and how they can open – details that are still lacking. Safety must be the primary concern in these decisions, rather than size or type of shop.”

Adding: “The BRC have worked with Usdaw to draw up social distancing guidance for shops that are preparing to reopen, learning from the experiences of thousands of supermarkets and other essential retailers who have been doing so successfully since lockdown.”

You can see the guidance here.

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