Following the news from Downing Street on Monday that non-essential retailers will be able to open from 15th June, we asked Creatiques what they will be doing to make sure their boutique is “Covid secure” as and when they reopen…
“The news is looking hopeful for the 15th June to reopen our boutique, but, with all the government guidelines that we have to put in place should we wait?
Creatiques is very fortunate that our staff levels are minimal so we are able to adhere to the guidelines very easily, we have in place face masks, clear visors, gloves, dettol spray and also theatre gowns for the brides to wear while they are trying dresses on, so no contact is made with the gowns from the bride.
We are limiting the guest to just one person, but setting up a zoom screen for the bride to enjoy the “new normal” with her bridesmaids and other guests.
We also have in place a 16 bullet point list that has to be adhered to by the bride and her guest. We so want our brides to enjoy their experience with us but there are new rules that have to be followed, we do hope it wont be for too long though.
- We will have a handheld non-contact thermometer in our boutique, the bride and their one guest will expect to have their temperature taken on arrival.
- Each bride will be taken to her designated area upon arrival and will not be permitted to leave that area to browse our dresses
- Only one guest permitted per bride
- An automated hand sanitizer will be available for customers as they arrive at the boutique, we will ask them to use this prior to the appointment. If they have any conditions that will not allow them to use this, we will ask them to wash your hands in our rest room. Our designated stylist will instruct bride and guest to use on arrival.
We have done many virtual appointments with our brides so they will already know the gowns they want to try on, so this does help limiting the amount of gowns they will try on.”