#LoveLocal for the public

Your local high streets are starting to reopen, and we have been working to make sure they are covid-secure.

This includes helping businesses to carry out risk assessments and putting social distancing measures in place, so there may be some changes to the local shops you know and love.

We are also working hard to keep public spaces clean and tidy so you feel safe when out and about.

It’s been amazing to see communities coming together through the pandemic, and we hope everyone will support their local economy and shop local!

Safer shopping and visiting checklist

Please keep this checklist in mind to help you enjoy your next trip to support your local high street.

Before you leave home:

  • Read the latest government guidance
  • Double check opening times – lots of businesses have new hours
  • Prepare to book – you may need to book a takeaway slot at your favourite café
  • Check you have your face covering (if you need it) and hand sanitiser

When out:

  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • Prepare to queue outside stores
  • Use hand sanitiser and carry extra
  • Make contactless payments if possible
  • Wear a face covering if travelling on public transport
  • Try to keep left if passing someone
  • Please use a bin or take your litter home
  • Stay home if you have Covid-19 symptoms

We look forward to welcoming you back to your local high street.

Show you #LoveLocal on social media

We're asking our residents to show their favourite shops some love and post about it on social media. Here's some 'We love our local shops' imagery your could tweet or post.