Other than a full lockdown, probably the biggest concern in retail, is a lack of confidence from the vulnerable, who are wary about venturing out into busy shopping areas.

To try and reassure them, City of Wolverhampton Council will be sending teams out to talk to business owners and managers, to ensure they are following guidelines and are being COVID Compliant.

This isn’t about enforcement. It’s to help you ensure you, your staff and your customers are as safe as they can be.

Businesses who can show that they have the correct measures in place, will be given a ‘COVID Compliant’ sticker for the window.

The scheme will be heavily promoted and shoppers should look out for the stickers to see if it is safe for them to venture into your business.

If you are unsure of what steps you should be taking, please email our BID Manager, Simon Archer – simon@discoverbilston.co.uk