13.05.2020

Government guidance lists click and collect option

New guidance from the Department for Business has stated that while all retail must remain closed, click and collect can operate. However, the Government has today (13 May) confirmed car showrooms are to remain closed for the time being.

The guidance states for all retail: “All retail, other than those exempt, must close their premises to members of the public. However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide services in response to orders such as those through telephone, online, or mail.
“Click and collect services can also operate, though customers must not enter premises listed.”

The listed firms include car showrooms. See the Department for Business website.

The revised BEIS information follows Monday’s announcement that car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June, at the earliest, placing them in the second stage of the Prime Minister’s plan to restart the economy, according to the Government’s latest guidance issued today (11 May).

Commenting on Twitter, Vertu CEO, Robert Forrester said we “need confirmation from the NFDA, but looks promising as a change”.

Speaking to Auto Retail Agenda, NFDA director, Sue Robinson said: “The NFDA is checking with BEIS to confirm the click and collect is available to car retailers.”

[source: Auto Retail online]