Reducing Queues at reopening businesses

When businesses partially reopen, provided that there is no substantially increased risk of infection to the health of the vulnerable, encourage that sector to take steps towards reopening.

Why the contribution is important

Take costa as an example - three branches open in Scotland and they are inundated with queues. If more had opened, people would be less inclined to travel far to a branch, and there would be less change of divisive and vilifying reports in the following days press, which isn’t helpful at a time when we need national unity. It should be at the front of our mind that the majority of serious Covid cases occur in people who are not going to be travelling to these stores - the vulnerable should be shielding now, or as is the case with many they are in care homes. On a more positive note, allowing and encouraging businesses like this to open now will help mitigate the possible redundancies such firms will have to make, and allowing people to travel to them and not feel guilt about it will boost their mental health. This would I turn prolong the longevity of the measures that really make a difference, and these measure will ultimately have a time limit.

by Lewis3092 on May 09, 2020 at 03:43PM

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  • Posted by Scoobydoodoo May 10, 2020 at 12:33

    Allow more small premises to reopen but with limits on number of staff/ customers/ clients allowed in depending on size of premises.
  • Posted by Jack13 May 11, 2020 at 14:06

    I agree with scoobydoodoo! Help smaller businesses develop ordering online systems for collection. It can be done on a smaller scale with innovation and financial assistance to develop their technology. Wouldn’t take much and how good would it be to support local businesses who pay their taxes!! 💕
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