Greggs is set to reopen a number of its shops as a part of a trial throughout lockdown. Following the announcement that the UK had been positioned in a state of lockdown on Monday 23 March, Greggs declared it might be closing all of its branches from the next day.
Greater than a month later, the bakery chain has said will probably be opening a choose variety of shops to find out the way it could “reopen at scale” within the future. “We need to play our half in getting the nation again up and operating once more so we’re planning to conduct a restricted trial with volunteers to discover how we are able to reopen our outlets with new measures in place that can hold our colleagues and prospects as protected as we will once we reopen at scale,” a spokesperson informed The Independent.
It isn’t but recognized which branches will probably be reopened, what number of shops might be concerned or how they are going to function. In March, when Greggs introduced it could be shutting the doorways of all of its branches, CEO Roger Whiteside launched a statement expressing gratitude for the corporate’s employees.
Mr. Whiteside added that Greggs would proceed supporting native communities throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. “Whereas we’re closed, we’ll proceed to support our colleagues with full contract hours for so long as we’re in a position though we might want to hold this underneath assessment because the scenario develops,” the chief govt stated.