Re-Opening of High Street Safety

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Re-opening our High Streets Safely



As you will be aware as from Monday 15 June 2020 non-essential shops will be able to reopen. In order to prepare for this my Town Centres team have been working extremely hard on a plan to ensure that our high streets are ready.

To date we have undertaken business and consumers surveys, liaised with Kent Police and are working closely with colleagues across the Council to implement the following;

Communications Plan – Press release and social media
Guidance Pack for Businesses – with links to a Toolkit
Social distancing signage
Social distancing stewards (for the first two weeks, then the need will be re-assessed)


Traffic, road and pedestrian high street management measures
Cleansing programme

We are keen to engage local Ward Members in this work to ensure that the high streets open safely and would welcome your support in sharing this message with your local communities.

Dawn Hudd 

Medway Council

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