Half of shoppers think it’s ‘too soon’

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A YouGov nationwide poll of more than 2,000 GB adults has revealed that more than half of British people believe that the re-opening of pubs, bars and non-essential businesses came too soon.

Only 37% of respondents felt safe to go back to these businesses, with concerns around social distancing, readily available masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and temperature checks being paramount. Almost two-thirds (62%) of respondents said effective social distancing was the key issue in their reluctance to return to pubs, bars and other non-essential businesses.

The report highlighted an urgent need for businesses to be transparent and visible about how they are managing customer and employee safety. There was also a desire to see businesses having the right technology in place to manage safety and ensure compliance with the latest regulations and advice.

More than a quarter said being able to access a list of daily safety procedures conducted before visiting would make them feel safer. Some 31% would feel safer if they are able to see a list of recent cleaning activities.