RGDATA to share retailers’ concerns at online government meeting tomorrow

RGDATA has again called on government to tackle bogus insurance claims, which are harming small businesses
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Group to report on how Covid-19 and the preparations for Brexit are impacting on convenience/grocery retailers



20 October 2020

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Independent retail representative group RGDATA will tomorrow attend an online conference call with government regarding National Economic Plan Stakeholder engagement.

As the country prepares to move to Level 5 for six weeks from midnight tomorrow, RGDATA has urgently asked for members’ input into its Covid-19 impact survey, which will assist the group in giving government a clear picture of how Covid-19 and the preparations for Brexit are impacting on convenience/grocery retailers.

The organisation also recently made further representations to government about the need for support for independent shopkeepers and their staff as they seek to ensure that customers comply with the Covid-19 guidelines and advice.

RGDATA made the Tanaiste and the Minister for Retail aware of further incidences of abuse of shop owners and staff members when seeking to ensure that customers wore masks and complied with social distancing in-store.

Two weeks ago, the organisation wrote to the Ministers for Health, Business and Justice seeking further supports and on the spot fines by gardai for not wearing face covering and for abuse of shop owners and employees.



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