Guide East Devon business coronavirus update - 18 June 2020

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3. High streets

High Streets Task Force has launched a number of tools and resources to help in the reopening and recovery of town centres, including: reopening safely; online training on priorities for high street vitality and viability; check-lists, data and intelligence on managing and improving town and city centres; and, a webinar series on the Routemap to Transformation (starting on 19 June). 

While non-essential retail businesses and venues are allowed to open, retail that is within an otherwise closed business, for example a museum gift shop, must remain closed, unless the retail unit is self-contained and it is possible for members of the public to enter from a place outside those premises. Shops, within business and venues that are otherwise open, for example a zoo gift shop, may operate as normal.

For premises that continue to be closed, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide services in response to orders such as those through telephone, online or mail. Click and collect services can also continue to operate for all retail premises, though the public must not enter closed premises.

A full list of business and venues that must remain closed can be read here