Tring coaching practice founder shares advice as businesses across Dacorum re-open

Many businesses across the borough are welcoming back customers

Monday, 12th April 2021, 2:05 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 4:06 pm

Many business owners across Dacorum will be re-opening their doors to customers today (April 12) as part of step two of the Prime Minister's roadmap out of lockdown.

From today (April 12), restrictions will be eased and gyms, outdoor attractions, libraries and community centres, non-essential retail, hairdressers, barbers and other personal services can open.

Here's what else you can do from April 12

Simon Ellson, Senior Partner and Head Business Coach at ActionCOACH West Herts

> Restaurants, pubs and cafes can open to serve customers outside

> Indoor parent and toddler groups can take place

> The number of care home visitors will also increase to two per resident

> You can stay overnight in self-contained accommodation with your household.

> You should continue to meet people you do not live with outdoors - meeting with up to six people from different households (rule of six) or a total of two households.

> Dacorum Borough Council's adventure playgrounds will remain closed at this stage but the sports pitches are available for bookings.

Simon Ellson, Senior Partner and Head Business Coach at ActionCOACH West Herts, has offered some advice to businesses across the borough that are re-opening this week.

He said: "It’s great to see businesses opening up in our community. My advice to business owners who have re-opened their doors today is to ensure people know that you are open.

"It seems obvious but if you haven’t done so already, restart your marketing now and get sharing on social media.

"Make it clear that you are open and exactly how you are ‘COVID-safe’. I always encourage business owners to publish their COVID-19 strategy for their business so that customers can return with confidence.

"Whether they need to book appointments or you have reduced capacity for customers in-store, keep your customer guidance clear and simple.”