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15 Jan 2021

Bira CEO: Click and collect 'very safe'

Bira's CEO spoke in favour of allowing click and collect services to continue in England, after retail John Lewis suspended its own offering.

Andrew Goodacre told the Daily Telegraph: "Click and collect was often a consumer preference, and is very safe. Entry to the shop is not allowed.

"The goods for collection are pre-packed and there is minimal interaction between people. We see no reason why this service should be suspended a it is very low risk but an important lifeline to many businesses."

He joined other retail leaders including Mike Cherry from the Federation of Small Businesses to appeal to the Government to allow click and collect to continue during lockdown.

Scotland reduced the number of goods that are available for click and collect earlier this week.

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