Fleet BID Retail Recovery Guide

The government hopes that non-essential shops will be able to open from 1 June. To support businesses to prepare, Fleet BID has developed a summary of advice and support available.

The guide can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Government Guidance

The government have published guidance for retailers on working safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) with advice and checklists covering:  Managing your workforce, customers, visitors and contractors, cleaning, PPE, workforce management and deliveries

The guidance can be downloaded here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb9703de90e07082fa57ce0/working-safely-during-covid-19-shops-branches-110520.pdf

British Retail Consortium

Published at the end of April, The British Retail Consortium and the Union of Shopworkers, Distributors and Allied Workers developed guidance for retailers on how to implement government advice. Read the guidance document here.

Risk Assessment Templates

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published a number of resources including

By Appointment Only? Free or low cost booking software

For businesses considering opening by Appointment Only there are a number of free booking apps available:

Through calendars

Apps with Free plans

WordPress website plugins

  • Booking Calendar and Easy Appointments are two free appointment booking plugins

When are you busiest?

  • If you have a Google My Business listing linked to Google Maps it will tell you when your business is busiest.

Fleet BID Support

Local suppliers of protective equipment

Floor Stickers

  • Businesses in the BID area in Fleet can order Free Floor Stickers to encourage social distancing. If you would like some please email us at info@fleet-bid.co.uk letting us know how may you would like.

Hand sanitisers

  • We have placed a bulk ordered for 1 litre bottles – these are available at cost: £9.70 each or £10.30 with pump. Prices +VAT.
  • We will also have some free 60ml bottles of hand sanitiser for BID businesses to give to customers If you would like some please email info@fleet-bid.co.uk

Moving online

  • Fleet BID’s website includes bespoke pages for businesses selling a few items online.
  • As non essential shops and other businesses start to open we will also update opening hours on our website – please email tracey.shrimpton@fleet-bid.co.uk with your details so that we can make sure the website is correct.

Council Support

As a BID we have requested the following support from local councils to enable businesses to open and trade safely and for people to feel confident and safe to shop in Fleet:

  • Enable safe use of roads and pavements to facilitate distancing / queuing (restricting on street parking and traffic)
  • Deep cleaning
  • Reclaim the Streets days with road closures
  • Extend free parking to 31 July
  • Review parking machines
  • Waive highways fee for signage / trail
  • Invest in cycle ways
  • Rethink regeneration and involve business

Fleet BID Recovery Framework