Businesses are being given guidance on how to reopen, including hanging a poster to reassure shoppers the space is safe.

With lockdown relaxed and many places opening their doors to all on July 4, social distancing and other guidance remains in place.

And business owners throughout Allerdale are being urged to display a reassuring poster by the borough council, which outlines the measures taken to keep customers safe, to encourage business and make shoppers feel protected from Covid-19.

High streets and town centres will also see differences, with measures such as one-way systems and footsteps marked on floors to keep everyone two metres apart.

Many shop owners have also introduced one-way systems, with limits on numbers and even hand sanitiser stations also in place to keep customers and staff safe.

Once all necessary checks and measures have been completed, the borough council has said owners should print and display the self-certification poster to let others know it is a Covid-19-safe space.

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