Separate research from analysts at Nielsen found a quarter of consumers saying they were visiting local C-Stores more than they did before the pandemic.
And for their part, convenience stores have stepped up and delivered during the coronavirus outbreak, with C-Stores working overtime to keep shelves stocked, often when larger supermarkets have struggled to cope.
But the coronavirus pandemic has forced C-Store retailers to introduce a variety of social distancing measures to keep staff and customers safe.
Your convenience store operation is undoubtedly scrambling to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and you may already know that the measures you need to make will have a significant impact on your business. But with the situation changing daily, do you know what your next steps should be?
Are you 100% confident that all the social distancing guidelines are met at all times across your business? Do you monitor and keep consistent evidence of due diligence?
Conducting frequent Covid safety checks, Covid Audits and Covid risk assessments using a checklist built by experts is one way to ensure you’re complying with all of the measures we’ve identified by working with C-Store experts and operators across the UK.
Covid Audits deliver due diligence, protecting your convenience store in the event of a visit by Environmental Health.
At the C-Store Collective, we aim to support convenience store owners in rolling out Covid-19 measures, saving time and reducing compliance-related risks.
We’ve put together 6 essential tips you can do as a starting point to review your operations. You can find these tips as part of the C-Store Collective’s Covid Audit Powered by GoAudits and customise it to your convenience store.
Ensure your C-Store follows recommended standards and guidelines in managing the Covid-19 crisis.
All the date and time-stamped evidence you need should you be visited by Environmental Health.
Ensure you are following guidelines for cleaning, disinfection and hygiene to prevent Covid-19 infection spread within your C-Store.
Assess the health of your teams, streamlining Covid-19 incident reporting.
Convenience retail businesses should keep staff and customers informed and safe every day, making daily and weekly site checks part of their routine.
Ensure staff follow good personal hygiene practices to prevent virus and bacteria from spreading to food.
We recommend weekly checks, but conducting a regular Covid Audit is the best way to protect yourself and your C-Store and your staff while undertaking work activities. You will have all the date and time stamped evidence you need to show should your convenience store be visited by an Environmental Health Officer.
For a limited time, we’re giving you six months access to the C-Store Covid Audit Package Powered by GoAudits for just £50+VAT, with £1 from every package sold going to the Grocery Aid Covid Fund, which supports the entire grocery supply chain with mental health, crisis grants and bereavement financial assistance.
Covid Audits for C-Stores – easy, fast, simple.GET YOUR COVID AUDIT TODAY