MSP backs social distancing guide for shops

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the publication of a guide for retailers which provides advice on how non-food establishments can make their premises safe for customers and staff.

The guide, published by the Scottish Retail Consortium in association with USDAW, has been backed by a number of MSPs, including Mr Cameron, who supported a motion submitted by Jackie Baillie MSP to the Scottish Parliament.

Mr Cameron said: “The retail sector makes an invaluable contribution to the economy of the Highlands and Islands and I am therefore very pleased to endorse this guide which provides very useful advice to shop managers on how to keep themselves, their staff and their customers safe.

“It is becoming clear that there will be no early end to social distancing and as more shops re-open we will have to continue to take great care in how we conduct ourselves when out shopping.

“This publication is very timely and I am sure will make a useful contribution to helping us adjust to the new retail environment.”