Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the phased reopening of the retail sector in England, related workplace guidance and enforcement powers, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:
“Clarity and guidance on plans for a phased reopening of the retail sector will be welcomed.
“Businesses will be taking a safe, proportionate and risk-based approach to returning to work, in close consultation with their staff. For many this will be an entirely new way of operating as they apply guidance to the practical realities of their business.
“HSE and local authorities should support businesses as they seek to comply with the new rules - and reserve new enforcement powers for the tiny minority of businesses who are wilfully disobeying or ignoring their obligations.”
Paula Basnett, CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce said:
"The announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding all none essential retail are able to open from 15th June providing that they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines will be a much-welcomed announcement from our businesses on Wirral.
"It is vital that Government provides the clarity and guidance needed on a phased reopening of the retail sector to ensure that businesses and customers remain safe. It is likely to be an entirely new way of operating for many businesses and support from Government is a necessity.
"Wirral Chamber of Commerce will continue to support our businesses and community during this phased approach of reopening our highstreets to ensure that we all remain safe."