COVID Secure Guidelines for Retailers

The government has confirmed that non-essential retailers can open on Monday the 15th of June, so long as they comply with the COVID-secure guidelines.

The COVID-secure guidelines are summarised below:

  1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
  3. Help people to work from home
  4. Maintain 2m social distancing where possible
  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk.

The detailed list of COVID-secure guidelines has practical actions for each of the above steps.

These steps should be used in conjunction with the guidance for specific workplaces . For non-essential retailers, of most use will be the guidance for shops & branches , and the guidance for restaurants offering delivery or takeaway.

Once you have completed all of the above 5 steps to work safely, you can download and display the Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 Poster , to communicate with customers you have followed government guidance to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

Please do email once you have completed the COVID-secure guidelines, as we can promote your business on our social media channels.

Should you need any signage, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has created Covid-19 signage to display in your premises to encourage social distancing: