Since the government released guidelines for non-essential retailers, Professional Jeweller has been connecting with jewellers to find out what they have planned for trading post-lockdown.
While the overriding theme is that all jewellers – big or small – will be making changes to adhere to social distancing measures and reduce the risk of spreading the virus, there’s a variety of techniques being used to manage this.
Some jewellers, including award-winning Berry’s, will be trading on reduced days and hours, while others, such as Laings, will be operating on an appointment-only basis to help reduce the numbers in store.
The majority will be returning to the high street with skeleton staff, with those who do return to work being expected to take on new roles such as meeting and greeting customers at the door to explain new procedures and protocols.
Discover what the industry’s leading multiples and independent have planned as they gear up for a return to England’s high street next week:
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