Reopening of non-essential retail
The Prime Minister has confirmed non-essential retail will be able to re-open on 15th June, providing they meet COVID-19 secure guidelines.
Businesses will only be able to open from these dates once they have completed a risk assessment, in consultation with trade union representatives or workers, and are confident they are managing the risks.
They must have taken the necessary steps to become COVID-19 secure in line with the current Health and Safety legislation.
If you are a Truro city centre shop preparing to re-open on 15th June, or are already open for business, please do the following...
- Complete our short Truro Reopening Survey so we can understand about your plans to reopen
- Read and implement the Government guidance for shops and practical actions for businesses to take based on five steps to working safely
- Complete the COVID-19 risk assessment
- Display the COVID-19 secure poster
- Get in touch with Truro BID by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns, issues or require further support
In the our on-going efforts to support businesses and the wider economic recovery of the city, Truro BID is...
- Working with Visit Truro to supporting Truro businesses still trading during the lockdown and reopening at www.visittruro.gov.uk.
- Using our public facing social media sites to promote businesses still trading during lockdown and reopening. These are Truro Super Saver Monday, where during the coronavirus outbreak we've promoted businesses in the Super Saver Monday scheme still trading (rather than promoting £5 deals) and Truro Trend to promote Truro's fashion retailers who are trading online.
- Supporting businesses by providing downloadable social distancing posters which can be displayed on your windows or instore. These are: We are open, Please wash your hands regularly, Please pay by contactless where possible and Signs to help manage queues.
- Helping businesses to co-ordinate potential queues outside shops.
- Asking businesses about other safety measures, including traffic management.
- Working with Visit Truro and Truro City Council on the Truro reopening plan.
- Liaising with Cornwall Council about traffic management and signage.
Our objective is to help businesses implement safe social distancing measures, to show that Truro is a safe place for people to shop. Please get in touch if you need some support.