These are unprecedented, enormously challenging times for our country, our people and our industry.

Retailers are dealing with unparalleled uncertainty that is testing their business resilience to the limits, and this is only likely to get worse before it gets better. 

Here, we share resources that we hope will support members during this time – whether providing operational guidance on issues like HR, competition law and cash flow, or ensuring the Government is aware of the issues impacting retail businesses and their workforce.  

Some of the content is restricted to BRC members, who have paid for its creation via their annual membership fee.

  • If your company is a BRC member but you cannot access certain content, you can join the relevant community here.
  • If your company is NOT a BRC member, please email membership@brc.org.uk  to see how you can get our support immediately

As coronavirus continues to spread, we have created this resource to give you the most up to date information, insight and intelligence to help you update and revise your resilience planning.

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UK GOVERNMENT ACTION PLAN

The UK Government has issued its Ccoronavirus Action Plan, click here


If you have concerns about colleagues travelling and living overseas

Advice is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office page 


GENERAL ADVICE TO BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS

PHE has issued advice to businesses, click here.

ADVICE FOR FOOD BUSINESSES

PHE and FSA have produced food business specific advice including an assessment of the risk of transmission from food and packaging.  click here.

ADVICE ON DECONTAMINATION IN THE EVENT OF A CONFIRMED CASE

PHE has issued advice on cleaning, decontamination and PPE for non-healthcare settings, click here.


Latest World Health Organisation (WHO) advice

Advice is available here.


Advice for optometrists

Gov.UK     
COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Primary Care here.

England NHS     
Coronavirus: Standard Operating Procedures for primary care Settings here.

College of Optometrists     
Coronavirus:  Advice for Optometrists here