The excitement in Putney is palpable this week as shops and businesses prepare to reopen safely under government guidelines for Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown. Businesses are preparing Putney to ensure customers and staff are all kept COVID safe as they are welcomed back.
We have seen many of our businesses in the town centre giving their store a spring clean, whether that’s a fresh lick of paint, re-designing their window displays down to completely redoing their patio! We have had the BID cleaning contractors working 5 nights pressure washing pavements and cleaning the high touches points.
Businesses have attended support calls with us and Wandsworth Council to ensure they are up to date on COVID safety measures such as face masks, COVID secure risk assessments and how to prepare their shop floor to enable customers to shop safely.
We have added new floor stickers for social distancing and queuing in the town centre.
Please see below by sector for businesses that reopen in Putney BID from 12th April – we look forward to welcoming everyone back, safely on Monday.
Pubs and Bars Outdoor Dining
Most pubs and bars require you book in advance. Make sure you check their website or give them a call to book a table. Takeaway drinks are also allowed from Monday 12th April. The BID are providing many of our pubs with reusable cups, do make sure you take your litter home with you after enjoying takeaway drinks & food so we can keep Putney and parks clean to enjoy.
Restaurants and Cafés Outdoor Dining
In addition to delivery and takeaways our restaurants and cafés can once again open for outdoor dining! Bring a jacket or blanket and enjoy al fesco style eating at our fantastic eateries Putney has to offer.
Hair and Beauty
Gyms and Studios (1:1 sessions)
Group classes are not yet allowed under step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown, but one to one sessions can begin again in studios and gyms.
Retail and Services
Putney has so many wonderful indie and national retailers. We are thrilled they can reopen from Monday. Remember hands, face, space. Be kind to staff and remember to keep social distancing if you need to queue outside. Check out the wonderful stores we have including the vast range at Putney Exchange Shopping Centre.