Combined Independents Holdings Ltd (CIH) has stated that it will offer support to its members on their re-opening, following the announcement of the Government’s recovery plan last week.
The company, which is part of Europe’s largest electrical buying organisation, is delivering one free of charge starter PPE kit to every member’s store, containing face masks, gloves and floor tape alongside additional protective face shields manufactured by LG.
Special BSH hand sanitiser units can also be ordered and supplied according to member’s needs. Door and window posters have been provided for retailers to communicate the key in-store health and safety measures to customers, and all members will have access to resources and information on a range of topics, covering the Government’s recovery plan, Retra’s support services, advice on safe working practices and suitable Sneezeguard protection equipment for retail installation.
‘Step 2 of the Government’s published recovery plan sets out the requirements for non-essential retail businesses to re-open for business from 15th June 2020,’ comments CIH’s Chief Executive, Stuart Cook. ‘We have taken significant steps to help CIH members take advantage of the opportunity to be back up and running as quickly, and as safely, as possible. This involves supplying the necessary PPE equipment together with the practical information, advice and additional services that retailers need to be operational and COVID-19 Secure for the benefit of their customers. This offering also allows members to safeguard the health and welfare of their own employees.’