BUSINESSES across Solihull are being called on once more to pledge to running in a Covid-safe way following the spike in infections across the borough.
The voluntary Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire Business pledge has been relaunched to help businesses and venues show both customers and staff that they will operate in a Covid-safe way despite legal restrictions coming to an end.
By signing up to the Pledge, a business or venue is making a visible statement that they are making efforts to maintain the standards of public and staff protection put in place during the pandemic.
Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council said: “Now more than ever as our infection rates soar and the legal restrictions have come to an end, we need everyone to carry on doing the right things that have kept us safe over the past months.
“To be clear about the seriousness of the current situation, Solihull’s Director of Public Health has written to businesses asking for their support to make every effort to stop Covid spreading.
“However, if businesses put on unsafe events or fail to operate in a COVID-safe manner, the Director of Public Health has the legal powers to close them down, and they will have my full support to take action against any irresponsible businesses that threatens the health and wellbeing of Solihull residents.
“I shall continue to wear a mask when I’m in shops, on public transport or, say, with a large number of people indoors.
“This is about ensuring I don’t unknowingly give Covid to someone else, it is about protecting the people we love and those around us, particularly the staff serving us.
“For office based businesses, hospitality and independent retailers, sticking to these simple measure will help reduce the risk of staff having to self-isolate and causing disruption to your business.”
For more information and to sign up to the pledge visit: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/COVID-19/CSW-Business-Pledge