The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has confirmed in this evening’s press conference that non-essential retail willbe able to re-open on Monday 15th June, providing they have carried out a risk assessment and taken steps to manage risk in line with the COVID Safety Guidance, which is available here:
The government have also issued a Notice for businesses to display to show that they have taken account of the guidance and are taking steps to manage their business safely. This Notice is available here and is attached.
Mr Sharma has said that a range of actions, including enforcement notices can be taken against those shops that don’t comply.
Safer working guidance for restaurants, hairdressers and barbers will be published as soon as possible, and at the moment the earliest date we are working towards for these businesses to re-open is 4th July.
If you’ve any questions about preparing to re-open, don’t forget you can ask any questions from 11.30am tomorrow on our live Q&A at www.blackburnbid.co.uk
Guidance for the gym and fitness industry in planning for and preparing to reopen safely (currently 4 July at the earliest) has been released.
It has been prepared by UK Active, supported by partners from the sector. You can find more information here: https://www.ukactive.com/covid-19/