Local businesses are ready to welcome you back

Local businesses are ready to welcome you back

Local businesses are ready and looking forward to welcoming you back safely is the message from Essex County Council’s Love Local campaign as the county prepares to reopen under the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
From Monday 12 April, under the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, businesses such as shops, hairdressers and gyms can reopen. Hospitality such as pubs and restaurants can open in outdoors areas and outdoor visitor attractions can reopen.

Retailers have put in place a wide range of measures so customers can be assured that they can shop safely. Measures include hand sanitising stations, limits on the number of customers in store at any one time, markings on the floor to indicate safe queuing and protective screens at the tills.

Mark Doran, Director of Sustainable Growth at Essex County Council said: “This year has been one of the toughest for local businesses and they have faced enormous challenges. Many have adapted, showing great initiative and entrepreneurship in very difficult circumstances. Our rallying call to Essex residents is clear - come and show your support for local businesses as they reopen safely.”

Shopping locally supports local jobs, helps the local economy to thrive and bolsters local supply chains. It can also help to cut your carbon footprint by reducing unnecessary travel and making the most of locally sourced products and ingredients.

More information and ideas about how you can Love Local and support local businesses

Last updated 12 April 2021