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14 Apr 2021

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14 Apr 2021

High streets across England and Wales have witnessed an immediate comeback in footfall as non-essential retailers reopened on Monday for the first time in over three months.

13 Apr 2021

The DfT has announced £18 million for Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme, which fits in well with Local Bike Shop Day's aims of encouraging children to cycle back to school

9 Apr 2021

The APPGCW's e-scooter trials meeting will take place on 23rd April, and the special event with Jeremy Vine, Isabel Hardman and Peter Walker about their recent book releases will be on 29th...

8 Apr 2021

The latest UK economic data has been significantly better than expected; check out key insights from the new research.

7 Apr 2021

Despite warnings from leading industry bodies the MHCLG have now confirmed that the simplified planning process for retail to residential conversions will be going ahead

7 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.

1 Apr 2021

The National Living Wage will rise 2.2% to £8.91, the equivalent of more than £345 a year for a full-time employee. Increased cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices...

31 Mar 2021

The ACT's new guide for IBDs getting back up and running safely after business closure.

30 Mar 2021

Following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry, there has been a majority agreement that Local Bike Shop Day should one again be delayed to late summer.

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The ACT COVID-19 IBD Reopening Resources and Guidance 2021

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ACTThe ACT's new guide for IBDs getting back up and running safely after business closure.

Following the lifting of the UK's third lockdown, the ACT has released further guidance for bike shops that are now reopening after making the difficult decision to shut up shop in the interests of safety for themselves, their employees and their customers. Since closure, it may now be difficult to know how to safely reopen in a way that satisfies all safety requirements.

The aim of the document is to enable IBDs to operate efficiently while implementing social distancing and other safety measures with various advice and resources.

The ACT welcomes the decision to reopen as we believe that bicycle shops, as well as cycling in general, can play a key role in tackling this pandemic, in was such as providing a lower-risk option for key workers to get to and from work, supporting key workers using bicycles for deliveries and providing a safer form of exercise (as long as social distancing measures are kept), which benefits both physical and mental health.

The guide provides:

  • Advice on getting back up and running safely after business closure
  • Advice on sourcing materials for shielding/social distancing
  • A COVID-19 re-opening an empty building checklist
  • How to let the UK know that you are open
  • Advice on workplace COVID-19 testing
  • How to use social media to invite customers back
  • Addition resources

 

Download the The ACT COVID-19 IBD Reopening Resources and Guidance 2021 now

 

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