The retail world has had to think on its feet as it navigates through the coronavirus pandemic. Those shops that were allowed to remain open had to instigate social distancing measures and find new ways to work. The stores that are due to reopen soon have also had to plan for how to do so in as safe a way as possible while the threat remains. But what about when we get back to something more like normal shopping after lockdown?
With the news that non-essential retail outlets can open from Monday 15th June following the coronavirus lockdown, it seems the UK is taking a first tentative step towards something that might eventually resemble normality. However, the social distancing guidelines remain in place and shop owners and customers alike are still understandably nervous. This is why we have compiled advice on reopening shops after lockdown, to help you plan for a return to trading, with the safety of staff and shoppers at the forefront of your mind.
While we may still be trying to adjust to the ‘new normal’ of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, there will come a time when we begin to get back to normal. Whether that is sooner or later is impossible to tell at the moment. However, it is important that your shop is ready to roll as soon as customers can come back through the doors, so here is our guide on how to prepare your retail store for the end of lockdown.