Shopping in Salisbury - safe distancing measures

Pavement stickers have appeared today and will be installed in phases. The first phase will address some of the hotspot issues already identified.

Salisbury BID (Business Improvement District), Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Council have collaborated to launch an initiative to help people keep a safe distance when walking the medieval streets of the city, and to provide the community with reassurance that the city is safe, welcoming and open for business.

Cllr Jeremy Nettle, Leader of Salisbury City Council has said: “As shops start to re-open from 15th June, we’re expecting more footfall in the city centre and it’s really important that the community know we’re thinking about their safety."

The BID and Councils are working together to help manage footfall safely and coordinate queues outside shops, but people are also being encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, as well as the 2m social distancing and regular hand washing guidance, the Salisbury community is also being asked to:

  • Refrain from shopping in large groups

  • Avoid touching items unnecessarily in shops

  • Pay for parking using the MiPermit parking app

  • Avoid blocking pavements and entrances to other shops when queuing

  • Remember social distancing applies indoors and outdoors

There are some areas of the city where it will be impossible to keep a 2m distance, especially as queues form outside shops, but the Salisbury community is being asked to be co-operative, understanding and kind, as the business community do their best to adapt to the new ways.

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