On 23 March, the government stepped up steps to stop the distribute of coronavirus, including the non permanent closure of all business premises considered non-critical.
It is not obvious when the non-meals retail sector will reopen for business and the remaining choice on this will be manufactured by the government and public health industry experts.
Nevertheless, the BRC has mentioned: “We want to be ready and, as we start off to prepare for the reopening of outlets, it is most likely that some virus command restrictions will continue on to be vital to restrict transmission.”
In planning for the reopening of a increased breadth of outlets, the BRC has worked with shop worker trade union Usdaw to produce steerage on social distancing for non-meals retail outlets, drawing on government tips as effectively as the classes discovered by critical shops in recent weeks.
Social distancing in and about outlets