April is Make or Break For Thousands of Local Businesses-Retail NI

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Commenting ahead on the resumption of Click and Collect tomorrow and Thursday’s Executive meeting, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Restoring click and collect is a long overdue and welcome development. It is a step toward the wider reopening of our high streets and will provide a much-needed lifeline for many local independent retailers whose businesses are on their last legs”

“This Thursdays Executive meeting will be one of the most important ever for thousands of local small business owners. With over 1million vaccinations, falling hospital admissions and decreasing new cases of the virus, there is absolutely no reason why the Executive cannot greenlight the safe reopening of non-essential retail, hospitality and close contact services for 26th April”

“Retail NI is also concerned that the Executive is not doing enough preparation for the wider reopening of our high streets. Public hand sanitisers, Covid marshals and agreed Covid compliance signage for businesses, all need to be in place ahead of reopening”

“These next few weeks will be make or break for thousands of local small businesses”

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