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8 Mar 2021

Guidance on which single use carrier bags retailers must charge for in each nation

5 Mar 2021

The meeting will take place on Friday 12th March at 10am and will be co-chaired by Ruth Cadbury MP and Selaine Saxby MP

5 Mar 2021

As part of the Cyber Aware campaign, a self-assessment tool for sole traders and micro businesses has been developed

4 Mar 2021

The ACT are proud to once again be supporting the #BikeIsBest campaign, although this time round bringing more to the table as a key partner.

4 Mar 2021

As a member of the cycling trade we want your opinion!

4 Mar 2021

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a both Mother's Day and Easter 2021 toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote theseevents in their stores and online.

3 Mar 2021

Key highlights include an extension to the business rates holiday and furlough scheme, as well as new £6000 "restart" grants for non-essential retailers.

3 Mar 2021

The key message to everyone is if you live a short distance from your school, college or university, consider walking or cycling.

3 Mar 2021

Maybe* has made a collection of recent social headlines to help you stay up-to-date.

23 Feb 2021

The report provides key insights into the social and economic contributions of the rural shop sector, including profiles of the entrepreneurs that run rural shops, the investments they make and...

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Communicating Covid-secure measures in store - new ActSmart materials

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In the HoAS social distancingme Secretary statement last week, it was explained that a minority of people are putting the health of the nation at risk by not following the rules. In response, the Government is talking to local councils about the role that they should be playing in enforcing the Covid-19 regulations. The Home Secretary also noted that police are also moving more quickly to issue fines.

The Home Secretary said that her message is simple: "If you do not play your part, the police will enforce the regulations and I will back them to do so, to protect the NHS and to save lives."

Following on from this, we have reviewed the materials that we provide for members to use in store and put together some refocused assets for bike shops to display in-store for both customers and colleagues.

The new assets are as follows:

  • Poster detailing the need for customers to wear a face covering, maintain a safe distance, and sanitise their hands - download here.
  • A cleaning checklist that describes the measures that colleagues should take when cleaning both during normal operation and when the store is aware of someone that has symptoms or returned a positive test (colleague / retailer facing) - download here .
  • A poster that outlines the three key messages, why they are important and additional measures that could be taken in store to help stop the spread of the virus (colleague / retailer facing) - download here .

It is also worth reiterating that colleagues in stores are not expected to challenge or refuse entry to customers who are not wearing a face covering. The regulations have not changed in that regard - retailers and colleagues have a duty to communicate the rules, but are not obliged to police them. Where businesses have taken the decision to refuse entry to those not following the rules, that is their decision as a business and based on the resources that they have available.

View all of our COVID-19 advice, resources and updates on our website here.


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