Face coverings must now be worn in shops, supermarkets, banks, indoor shopping centres and bus and train stations and public transport.
Face coverings do not need to be a mask, they can be a fabric covering, scarf or bandana - that covers the nose and mouth. For further information see:
From Saturday 8 August the list of places where you must wear a face covering will be expanded. to see a list visit:
The following people do not have to wear a face mask:
For more information on exemptions and to download exemption cards, visit:
Wearing a face covering is not required in other venues that have measures in place to protect staff and the public from COVID-19. These include:
For further guidance see:
Parking at Basildon Council managed car parks will be free until the end of this year to boost high street recovery.
Free parking at council managed car parks is in support of our high streets and part of the Shop Local, Shop Safe campaign, which aims to encourage shoppers to support their local high street and support shopkeepers in reopening in a safe manner.
From Monday 13 July, beauty salons, nail bars, tattoo studios, physical therapy businesses and spas will be allowed to reopen so long as they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.
During this transitional period, we are asking everyone to:
The government has also issued guidance stating that where it is not possible to stay two metres apart, people must keep a social distance of 'one metre plus'. This means staying one metre apart plus as much extra distance as possible closer to 2 metres in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
While the infection rate continues to fall, the government has been clear that the public must continue to follow social distancing guidelines to keep coronavirus under control.
Our 'Shop Local Shop Safe' campaign is supporting local businesses who are working hard to reopen their premises safely. We all want visitors to our high streets and town centres to be as safe as possible when businesses reopen over the coming weeks and months ahead.
When out shopping please follow these 5 pointers to ensure you and others around you have safe shopping experience:
The following A4 posters have been designed to help shops and retail businesses make a good recovery by creating a safe shopping experience for customers and staff when they re-open for business from Monday 15 June onwards.
Help us to help your business recover from the COVID-19 crisis by displaying the posters that best suit the needs of your shop or business.