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Schuh is re-opening most stores

Jun 15, 2020 United Kingdom
Schuh is re-opening most stores
The footwear retailer is set to reopen most of its stores in England and Ireland today. Reduced opening hours will be imposed, alongside with other health and safety measures
The re-opening follows almost three months of closures for all non-essential shops decided by UK Government orders to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Schuh stores will operate with reduced hours with the aim to achieve full time if the initial re-opening works out well. For now, opening hours will vary depending on the store.

Schuh has said each store will have to carry out risk assessments to ensure all safety for all staff and customers. When visiting a Schuh store expect to find staff with PPE (personal protective equipment), including masks and gloves. Hand sanitiser stations have been installed in branches. Extra cleaning, changed floor layouts (to allow for social distancing) and a cap on the number of customers allowed in each store are some of the measures to be implemented.

All shoes tried on but not purchased will be sprayed with disinfectant and returns will also be quarantined for 72 hours before being put back onto the shop floor, in line with government guidelines.

Schuh is also offering a 20% off Blue Light discount for emergency workers, armed forces and veterans.

The World Footwear Guidebook for Re-opening Retail

In this new prospect we are all living the World Footwear has prepared a Guidebook to support retailers and brand managers in this prospect by providing 30 business tips and 70 health and safety recommendations that might be useful in the return to their activities. Trends and Business Tips focus on Inventory; New Shopping Experience; Comfort at Home; Buy Less, Buy Better; Supply Chain: From Global to Local; All Together: Cooperation to Thrive and Digital Presence. Health and Safety Recommendations cover: Re-opening the Store; Access and Circulation in the Store; Social Distancing;  Spaces; Individual Protection Measures; Ventilation; Cleaning and Disinfection; Payments; Orders and Mail; Returns, Exchanges and Repairs; Other Considerations in Store; E-commerce and Online Presence and Employees.

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