Posted on: 06 May 2021

Guidance for retailers which are re-opening following Coronavirus restrictions

This guide is intended for retailers and shops, for more Getting Back to Business guides for other sectors and Coronavirus FAQs, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.

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There are many different things you will need to consider when reopening your retail business and you will need to be thorough to ensure that everyone you welcome is safe. In this guide we have put together a list of useful resources to help you get back to business.

The COVID-19 impact on retail

Both essential and non-essential retailers and shops were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of these businesses having to make changes to the way they operate to keep trading.

Following a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, the retail landscape has drastically changed, so take a look at some of these articles to understand more about the pandemic’s effect on retail, and how you can adapt your business to the change.

Insight Hub further reading

As well as guidance on how COVID-19 has changed the retail sector, we also have some articles you can use to change your business to adapt to current UK affairs and how you can stay relevant in your community.

Premierline+ Business Toolkit

As a Premierline customer, you have full access to the Premierline+ customer benefits package, including a Business Toolkit from Zywave.

Details of how to register for the Business Toolkit are included in a MyWave Connect welcome email you should have received shortly after buying your insurance from Premierline. If you haven’t registered yet, we need to resend your Business Toolkit welcome email. Simply email us with your business name and postcode, and we will send you a copy of the email.

The Business Toolkit provides you with content specific to the industry you work in to give you guidance on how to run your business on topics such as legislation, compliance, human resources, risk management and safety.

Take a look at some of their articles here (login required):

Guidance for retailers from insurers

Many of our insurance providers, such as Allianz, have produced back to business guides that can be accessed for free through their websites. Take a look at some of their guidance using the external links below.


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