Schuh resumes online trading with ‘exhaustive welfare measures’ in place

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Footwear specialist Schuh has resumed trading online after putting in place “exhaustive welfare measures” to protect staff from coronavirus.

The retailer said the decision to have a “staggered reopening” of its fulfilment centres was “critical to preserve our business” in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

All of its fulfilment centres will be operating with 10 staff or less on-site at any one time, staff will have to stand two metres apart and all staff will have access to work station cleaning kits and hand sanitiser stations.

Schuh made the decision to temporarily cease online trading on March 26, following “contradictory government advice” on the issue of whether or not non-essential retailers should continue their ecommerce operations.

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