Government shares updated guidance for retailers

12 May 2020, 09:08 AM
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Government shares updated guidance for retailers

A number of measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of both staff and customers within retail establishments.

These are:
- Limit the number of customers at any one time - having defined the number of people (following two-metre distancing regulations) that would fit within available floorspace
- Encourage customers to shop alone
- Suspend any services which do not comply with social distancing guidelines
- Update customer traffic and queue management plans, using outside areas for queuing where necessary
- Make clear to customers accompanied by children that they are responsible for supervising them throughout their time in the store
- Keep cafes/restaurants closed unless selling hot or cold food to-go
- Restock outside of store opening hours
- Provide guidance to customers when they arrive on the premises

Speciality Food will keep readers informed of updates as the situation evolves.

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