Retailers have been among the businesses hardest-hit by the Coronavirus crisis ​​​​​​​but from June 1, non-essential retailers could be allowed to reopen their stores to the public if they meet new COVID-19 safety and security guidelines.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed social distancing guidance for shops that are preparing to reopen, learning from the experiences of thousands of supermarkets and other essential retailers who have been doing so successfully since lockdown.

To enable these measures many retailers have responded by assigning physical personnel to control people flow at their entrances. This option is not only expensive but puts the personnel and the public at risk.

BBC Fire & Security has a cost effective, efficient and risk mitigating solution to support the retail sector.

Helping you to safely reopen

Our innovative People Counting & Flow Control Solution can ensure your compliance with Social Distancing restrictions for the safety of customers and staff.

The system analyses how many people are inside an area and allows you to display numbers in real-time. This can be configured with screen displays at the entrance to your store that quickly informs customers whether it is safe to enter or for them to wait until someone exits because maximum occupancy has been reached.

The system can trigger an alarm when maximum capacity is met and can link with a traffic light system or use audio and visual verification to notify staff/public when the premises are full.

The technology can be configured with automatic door closures and door locking systems, automatically controlling them once the number of people has reached the store or building’s capacity.

Our enhanced live occupancy solution can be implemented and customised to your specific requirements.

Coronavirus Guidance For Reopening Shops