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12 Jun 2020

Will you be #OpenForBusiness?

Non-essential retailers are encouraged to post pictures on social media as they reopen from Monday (June 15) using the hashtag #OpenForBusiness.

The Government's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is launching the campaign next week to encourage people to visit shops that are reopening and to help retailers let people know that they are open and welcoming shoppers back.

Bira members are encouraged to post photos through the week showing they are open – open doors, hanging open sign, A-board displays – and post them to social media using #OpenForBusiness and #ShopLocal, and tagging @biraoffficial and BEIS (@beisgovuk on Twitter and Instagram).

Share your opening hours and pictures and we'll retweet. BEIS will share the posts on its channels throughout the week and encourage its partners to share too.

The Department is also looking for case studies following reopening including 'day in the life' videos and written accounts to feature on blogs or on social media. If you'd like to be part of this email Emily.bridgewater@bira.co.uk

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