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Retailers gear up for Covid-secure reopening

Posted onPosted on 4th Jun

Retailers across Newark and Sherwood are getting equipped for a Covid-secure reopening, as high streets around the country gear up to resume trading.

Newark and Sherwood District Council said it is working alongside retail premises to ensure they have all the support and information to enable them to safely re-open on Monday, June 15.

The council has issued a comprehensive guidance pack for all retail outlets, setting out the COVID-secure measures they should take in relation to managing social distancing and queuing, new cleaning regimes and essential risk assessments.

In addition, a ‘virtual’, one-to-one drop in session will take place in the afternoon on Tuesday, June 9 where a team of dedicated officers will be on hand via phone to give business owners advice, support and answer any questions about re-opening. To register your interest in the session, please email, include your business name, any specific questions you may have and a preferred time for your call slot.

Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Coun David Lloyd, said: “As we begin to slowly return to normality, the re-opening of our high streets is key to kick-starting our economic recovery.

“However, it is essential that all our retailers meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards to continue reducing the spread of the virus and we will support them the whole way. If you have any questions, no matter how small, please get in touch next Tuesday and the team will be happy to assist you.

“It is also important to add, that while the vast majority of businesses will do everything possible to protect their staff and customers, our officers will be doing random inspections and we have the powers we need to enforce compliance where that is required.”

More information and the guidance pack is available to download on the council’s website at