Please be patient whilst venues reopen and adjust
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:
- Remain kind and considerate and if you see an issue to raise it thoughtfully with staff
- Wash your hands regularly to take care of stopping the spread of coronavirus
- Remember, COVID-19 restrictions which are still in place mean that businesses may not be allowed to provide all their usual services.
- Wear a face covering if using public transport or a taxi
- Support the NHS Test and Trace scheme if you are asked 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.
Basildon Council's 'Shop Local Shop Safe' campaign is supporting all our high street and town centre businesses as they reopen.
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...
When out shopping please follow these 5 pointers to ensure you and others around you have safe shopping experience:
- Maintain social distancing
- Be patient when queuing
- Avoid shopping at peak times
- Keep your hands as clean as possible
- If you can, wear a face mask
In Basildon, Billericay and Wickford town centre shopping areas...
- 20 mph speed limit in Billericay and Wickford High Streets
- Staff will be present to help shoppers navigate changes in pedestrian flows and to help ensure a safe shopping experience
- Route marking and signage will be displayed
- You will notice several new measures designed to protect you. These include:
- limits to the number of customers in a store at one time,
- markings inside and outside stores to help with queue distancing
- cleaning stations and one-way systems
- You will also be encouraged to pay by card and you'll notice that many shops have installed panels to protect staff at tills.
Keep in touch with our Shop Safe posts on facebook and twitter
- updates and information for shoppers will be posted on the council's facebook and twitter channels.
Shop Local Shop Safe A4 campaign posters for shops and businesses
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.