17 September 2020
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling for new measures to protect high-street traders.
Bira’s call follows data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), revealing high-street recovery from the impact of Covid-19 remains slow.
The measures have also been set out in anticipation, and to mitigate the impact, of further local or national lockdowns.
Bira also wants to reassure customers that shopping is safe.
Andrew Goodacre (pictured) Bira's CEO, said: "The evidence suggests that retail is not a catalyst for spreading the disease. I want to remind people shopping is safe and that retailers have safety measures in place."
He is advising Bira members - and other independent retailers - to use the opportunity to make their premises feel safer and even more personal.