COVID-19:How to stay safe and support local businesses
This is a new time for us all. We’re excited to reconnect with you.
Yes, you’ll notice some changes downtown. We’ve got some new ways of doing business that welcomes you back, but balances safety with that old familiar feeling. Don’t worry, you’ll catch on right away.
Many of our downtown businesses are following new health guidelines released by the provincial government. It is important that everyone observes these new measures to ensure a healthy community.
First and foremost, social distancing is key – two metres between individuals.
Other new protocols that are being implemented in businesses throughout downtown include:
1. Wash your hands.
Did you know that proper hand washing is the best way to stay healthy? Twenty seconds is best. Try humming Petula Clark or Macklemore’s “Downtown” while you scrub up!
2. No cash.
Get your cards or phones out! We’d love if you used your debit and credit cards. Keep your cash tucked away in your wallet, for now.
3. Follow directional signage
and line up accordingly. We’re keeping distancing a priority; and you’re respecting others’ space. Nice work, you!
4. Disinfecting surfaces.
Clean in is! We’ve sanitized our till areas to keep you safe.
5. Bag-free zones.
We’re asking our guests to keep this counter space clear. Please keep your shopping bags and purses tucked away, folks.
6. No touching merchandise. We know – it’s tough to not touch. If you find something you love, let business staff know and they’d be happy to help you out.
7. Use of change rooms is different now.
You’ll notice some changes around here. We love our guests so our businesses have increased spacing, and are diligently disinfecting change rooms in between customers.
8. Exchanges and returns are discouraged and limited. Let’s work together to find that perfect item to love forever. If it’s really necessary, businesses will look after your returns and exchanges.
9. Maximum number of customers on premises. Thank YOU, for reconnecting with our downtown businesses. We want you to be comfortable. That’s why there’s room to ensure there are only a few shoppers in stores at once.
The safety of Downtown Regina’s members, residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us here at Regina Downtown Business Improvement District. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.
During this time of adjustments in social events, work schedules, and travel, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in downtown and throughout our community and to reconnect with them even if you cannot visit them physically.
Our community health as a whole depends on working together, and our small businesses are the lifeblood of the Downtown Regina. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.
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