Executive ‘Click and Collect’ decision welcomed
Retail NI and NIRC have both welcomed the Executive’s Click and Collect Decision to allow non-essential retailers to use an appointment based Click and Collect service.
Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said “Along with Chamber of Commerce colleagues we raised this issue with the deputy First Minister, and we are pleased that the Executive has responded positively”
“This is good news for many struggling retailers who face a difficult two-week circuit breaker and for consumers who are able to continue their Christmas shopping with more choice”
“Increasing numbers of independent retailers are now offering a click and collect service and we urge shoppers to make a special effort to support them in these challenging few weeks.”
NIRC agreed that Click and Collect a Good Decision by Executive but warned that customers need to obey regulations.
NIRC director Aodhán Connolly said “ This is a very welcome decision from the Executive that will be a life line for many retailers who faced two weeks of not being able to do nay business in what should be their busiest time. This combined with money that is now available for businesses to go online will make a difference.
“However we need public support to make this work. Please abide by the time that you are given to collect your goods. Remember to keep your distance and wear a face covering when queuing and continue to wash your hands. We can only make this work if people are responsible and think of others. Leave extra time for your shopping and be kind to staff and fellow shoppers. This is in no way a normal Christmas but we can make it better we work together.”