Welcome Back Nottingham

We've been busy working to make Nottingham city centre a safe and welcoming environment for everyone following the reopening of non-essential business on 15th June.

Returning to Nottingham
With many of Nottingham's city centre businesses now reopened and our amazing community visiting the city centre again; it's important for this to continue in a way that puts everyone's safety and wellbeing first. To do our bit to help make this possible, we've created a messaging campaign throughout the city centre that encourages social distancing and safe, sensible ways to make your way around.

Keep left when walking

An easy and efficient way to maintain social distancing when traversing the city is by keeping to your left when walking. If you've ever visited London before then you will most likely be familiar with this system already. By adopting this system, it greatly reduces the chances of bumping into another person head-on when walking. Very soon we will be installing floor signs on some of the city's busiest streets to remind people to keep left where possible. 

Social distancing

At the time of writing, the current government guidelines are to practice social distancing by keeping at least 2 metres apart from other people. If you are visiting the city then it is important to make a conscious effort to social distance where possible. You may notice our blue signs around the city encouraging social distancing. 

Supporting businesses to open safely

To help support businesses within the BID zone to reopen as safely as possible, we have provided them with floor signage, hand sanitiser, safety posters and other helpful items. If you are yet to reopening and would like to receive one of our free packs please complete the form here and we will have the pack delivered to your business.
(Stock is limited, therefore please bear this in mind when requesting quantities.)

Window Vinyls
Created in partnership with Nottingham City Council, we are offering free window vinyls to businesses to remind people to maintain social distancing, as well as encouraging people to keep left.

These bright signs encourage social distancing and tie in with the city dressings that can be found across Nottingham city centre.

If you would like to receive a free window vinyl, please complete the form here 

Welcome back Nottingham.


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