Heather Martyn, President of Bournemouth Chamber, at the launch of #RediscoverSafely Photo: Studioshotz Photography
Our town centres, high streets and businesses are open for business and working hard to make it safe for all customers to enjoy.
Whether you like to shop, pop out for lunch or meet a friend for coffee in town or just around the corner, we can all do our bit to support local businesses by rediscovering our favourite shopping areas safely. Local businesses have been doing their bit to be covid-safe, so it’s now time to support them and shop local, safely.
Our town centres and high streets have so much to offer. From must-have fashions to delicious homemade food, the experiences across our areas are unrivalled.
We are encouraging you to make an active choice to shop and spend locally to keep the BCP area’s unique local businesses thriving.
Reconnect with your favourite shop, café or restaurant, because local businesses are at the heart of your community.
Whilst local shops, cafes and other businesses have been doing their bit to comply with government regulations, we all have our part to play in making shopping and going out a safe and enjoyable experience:
- wear a mask
- keep your distance
- wash your hands.
How else can I show my support
Showing support is about so much more than just spending.
Here are other simple ways to help our brilliant businesses:
- post a positive review online or on social media
- make a recommendation to your friends and family
- give them a follow and share on social media
- sign up for their newsletters or updates
- give them a shout ou
About the Rediscover campaign
To support the safe return to town centres and high streets, we are launching the Rediscover campaign, funded by a Reopening High Streets Safely grant from the European Regional Development Fund, allocated to us by the government.
The initiative aims to reassure people that it is safe to shop and eat out, and remind them of the unique appeal of businesses and retailers.
We have also been helping businesses access financial support and safety guidance throughout the pandemic.
Town centre areas
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