Retail

Face coverings must be worn in additional enclosed public spaces from 24th July in England

Under the new regulations, members of the public will need to wear face coverings – for example, a fabric covering, scarf or bandana – that covers the nose and mouth in additional enclosed public spaces, as well as frequent hand washing and careful social distancing.

It will be compulsory to wear a face covering when buying food and drink to take away from cafes and shops. If you are in a premises where you are able to sit down and consume food or drink that you have bought, then you can remove your face covering in order to eat and drink on-site.

For further information, including details of exemptions etc. visit the Gov.uk Website

Article added 27th July 2020

 

COVID-19 Secure poster

Once your business is Covid-19 Secure, display a Covid-19 Secure Poster in your premises to show your customers and employees that you have taken the necessary steps to protect them.

COVID-19 Secure Poster

Updated 1st June 2020

 

Secretary of State's Letter

Alok Sharma, MP and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has written a letter dated 8th April 2020 addressed to those working in the Retail industry:

Alok Sharma's Letter


Restrictions on aggressive rent collection

The majority of landlords and tenants are working well together to reach agreements on debt obligations, but some landlords have been putting tenants under undue pressure by using aggressive debt recovery tactics.
To stop these unfair practices, the government will temporarily ban the use of statutory demands and winding up orders where a company cannot pay their bills due to Coronavirus, to ensure they do not fall into deeper financial strain.
Legislation will also provide tenants with more breathing space to pay rent by preventing landlords using Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery unless they are owed 90 days of unpaid rent. For further detail, visit Rent Collection Measures