With the Government's deadline of 7 May 2020 to review the lockdown arrangements looming, many retail business are making plans for re-opening. However, what is that going to look like and what measures will have to be in place?
The British Retail Consortium has recently published guidance for retailers to manage social distancing, both in relation to shop floors and back of house.
Whilst the full impact of Covid-19 is yet to be known, one thing is for sure: things won't be back to "normal" for a while. All retailers and other business can do is be prepared.
It is not clear when the non-food retail sector will re-open for business and the final decision on this will be made by Government and the public health experts. However, it is important to be ready.