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Safe Working Practice – Update on dealing with returns


The government has updated its safe working guidance following feedback. The major change for the fashion and textile sector is that the advice is to store returns for 48 hours before returning them to the shop floor (down from previous advice of 72 hours).

The updated paragraph reads:

“Storing items that have been returned, donated or brought in for repair in a container or separate room for 48 hours, or cleaning such items with usual cleaning products, before displaying them on the shop floor. Materials used for cleaning can be disposed of normally.”

The full guidance can be read here.

UKFT is in constant dialogue with the government and is outlining the latest support available for businesses on our website. We will update the details as and when the situation changes.