Public health information for retail businesses
Guidance to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in reopening retail businesses
The Department for the Economy (DfE) has provided a set of guidelines for retail businesses reopening their premises. This aims to assure customers that, as a retailer, you are working to comply with COVID-19 health protection measures alongside encouraging them to follow steps to ensure in-store safety.
The guidance covers encouraging customers to:
- avoid retail premises if they have tested positive or have COVID-19 symptoms
- wear face coverings unless they are exempt
- follow social distancing guidelines and in-shop measures
- raise queries on store safety management with staff
Retail businesses can download and tailor the guidance to suit their circumstances and may wish to display in their premises.
First published: 28 April 2021