Signpost squareNotice passed to Town website for information:

From 15th June, all non-essential retail including shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios, and indoor markets, will be able to reopen if the Government’s five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines.

Every business will be required to complete a risk assessment. Whitchurch Town Council  have partnered with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council to facilitate seven businesses either reviewing or completing their risk assessments today (12th June).
Using the right paperwork is essential.

Gov.uk logoGuidance is available at:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches

Guidance for restaurants/cafes doing takeaways:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery

Guidance for shops and branches:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches

Downloadable signage for businesses:
https://basingstoketogether.co.uk/basingstoke-together/news/social-distancing-graphics-pack/

Do you need help?
If you need advice and support with your risk assessment, please email business@basingstoke.gov.uk

Assistance
Whitchurch Town Council are able to co-ordinate your appointments for risk assessments and help with information.
Please contact: cllr.woodruff@whitchurch-hampshire-tc.gov.uk

Safety In Whitchurch
Additional Signage will appear in shops and in the Town Centre to help guide shoppers how to access shops, queue safely and where to stand on pavements in congested areas. In addition there will be 2 mobile sanitiser units for the public to use.

Basingstoke and Deane Crest smOpportunities for Independent Businesses
A new e-commerce platform to support independent businesses in the borough is being developed. It gives the opportunity to local businesses to have an on-line shop, to sell their products and services on-line and to access a wider pool of customers.
If you’d like to find out more about this great opportunity, please business@basingstoke.gov.uk

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