Market Square Bicester

Re-Opening the High Street Safely


There is a lot of information and guidance available on best practice for retailers, the hospitality sector, and the general public. With the situation changing frequently, it can be confusing to know what the most up to date guidance and rules are.
Our continued safety is vital, and we all want to avoid a further lockdown, so it is in all our interests to follow the guidance so that we can enjoy the freedom we all crave.
Social distancing, hand hygiene and mask wearing are likely to continue for some time to come. As the high street reopens, retailers, pubs, restaurants, gyms etc., will be putting the necessary measures in place. Let’s make sure we respect their efforts to keep us all safe, as well as respecting the safety of others by keeping our distance.
Let’s also support our local businesses who have had a tough time - shop local as much as possible, keep the high street alive!
And when you are out and about, in town, in the parks and elsewhere, let’s keep things pleasant by taking litter home, partly because that’s the right thing to do and partly because it eases the pressure on public services which have also been hit hard by the pandemic.

For further information please see the sections below to find out more.

 With the very successful rollout of the Covid-19 vaccinations, it remains important that we work together to keep each other and our families safe.

Here are a number of articles that we hope will help guide everyone out of the pandemic safely. 


Getting the right information is so important during these challenging pandemic times, so going to the source of accurate guidance and support is paramount.

Here are a series of links to government sources of information.


 Following lockdown 3.0 where retail, health and beauty and hospitality were forced to keep their doors closed, there is a ground swell of energy being directed to re-opening.

We have pulled together lots of information about what's being planned to make re-opening our high street as smooth as possible. 


We are very fortunate to have many successful and talented retailers and businesses in town. We are delighted to share some of their pandemic journey's with you in the form of case studies.

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