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Shops Risk Assessment

From Wednesday 17th June, six of our charity shops are re-opening to receive donations from the public.  In line with Government guidance about making work areas safe, we have carried out risk assessments on these shops.

You can find our overarching shops risk assessment, here.

Following the risk assessment for the shops we have taken a number of measures, to ensure that supporters and staff remain safe and to minimise risk.

Measures include:

  • Signage in shops to remind the public about social distancing
  • Information and training for staff to encourage them to wash hands regularly, follow good practice in relation to hygiene and how to use Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Restricting the numbers of people who are allowed in each of the shops at any one time
  • Following advice of the Charity Retail Association in relation to accepting, storing and cleaning donations
  • Putting in place signage for when the shops will open to customers i.e. fitting rooms out of use; contactless payment if possible

Our staff have been consulted on this risk assessment and encouraged to raise any question or concerns with our Retail Operations Manager.  The signed Government poster highlighting that we have taken the appropriate steps can be found here.  It is also being displayed in each of the six shops.  A huge amount of work has taken place to make the shops ready for re-opening to accept donations.  Our thanks to our staff for their commitment and we are glad to be welcoming the local community back with their donations and we thank them for their continued support.

If you have any questions about our risk assessment then please email: