Outdoor businesses

If a business is based where staff and customers are primaries outdoors, eg more businesses Han 50% of business area, then they can re-open subject to social distancing and good hygiene practices. This would cover garden centres and plant nurseries. This could also cover some leisure activities such as driving ranges, boat hire and maybe even zoos and wildlife parks.

Why the contribution is important

It would support many small businesses and encourage continued outdoor activities such as gardening which can be done in a safe, socially distanced manner. It would support leisure industries too so easing the financial burden.

by Elliemay662 on May 08, 2020 at 09:13AM

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  • Posted by swanston May 08, 2020 at 09:25

    Most of these businesses can employ social distancing fairly easily. The consumer of eg garden centres will have to learn to remember to socially distance.
  • Posted by ThargX May 08, 2020 at 09:26

    Zoos and wildlife parks should be able to reopen straightaway. They are struggling and it’s mostly outside so I can’t see an issue.
  • Posted by anniemckain May 08, 2020 at 09:50

    If care is taken and social distancing is adhered to I feel outdoor businesses could be opened like animal parks and zoos especially
  • Posted by Jillb May 10, 2020 at 21:35

    Outdoor businesses generally have controlled access, it could be relatively easy to control movement and numbers of visitors by only allowing pre-booked visits.
    It is widely reported (by experts) that the virus is less likely to spread in outdoor environments. Social distancing rules will still be essential, businesses should be trusted to monitor and enforce this responsibly.
    Give the public something to look forward to and start to understand our 'new normal' in an outdoor setting.
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