Government consults retailers over reopening plans

  03 May 2020

Leading franchised retailers are thought to be among businesses consulted by the Department for Business over the Government’s lockdown exit strategy which is expected to be revealed later this week.

Auto Retail Agenda understands the Institute of Directors as well as business leaders were given until this evening (Sunday, 3 May) to deliver feedback on the plans back to the department, as predicted by the British Chambers of Commerce.

National newspapers reported the BEIS plans were detailed and divided into modules by working environment. One source claimed the Government plans were sensible and in line with expectations.

Included in the plans for businesses reopening are points such as avoiding sharing desks and equipment, staggering working times, having good access to hand washing facilities and to avoid where possible having more than one person in a car.

The plans follow a meeting on Friday between Government officials and both the SMMT and NFDA, according to a report in Autocar.

imageTags: BEIS, NFDA, SMMT

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