List of organisations with key guidance around Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus crisis is having a big impact on the UK and Ireland. Small independent retailers face unforeseen, uncertain and troubling times. At The Retail Mutual, we are working hard to answer your questions about your cover but also we know you are going to be looking for answers beyond this. This could be from advice on the wellbeing of you and your staff, to switching your business from eat-in to offering a takeaway service.

Trade bodies

We have compiled a list of the trade bodies for the retail sector which offer key guidance around coronavirus.

  • ACS – Association of Convenience Stores
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  • NFRN: The Federation of Independent Retailers
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  • BIRA – British Independent Retailers Association
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  • BRC – British Retail Consortium
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  • BA – Booksellers Association
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  • BFA – British Florist Association
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  • BBA – British Barbers Association
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  • CSNA – Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association of Ireland
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  • NHBF – National Hairdressers Federation
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  • The Toy Association
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Links for campaigns supporting small, independent businesses

In addition to the trade bodies, we are supporting campaigns which have been set up to help independents during this time:

  • The NFRN have launched a posted campaign, Shop Local Shop Little, to encourage shoppers to support their local shop buy shopping local and shopping little.
  • Trade titles Big Hospitality, The Morning Advertiser and The Restaurant Mag UK have joined together with key suppliers to launch United We Stand, a campaign dedicated to helping the hospitality sector navigate the coronavirus crisis.