On the day that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said “If you are not providing essential items like food and medicine, then please close.“, many Burntisland High Street shops were already closed or arranging to close.
This barber’s was open this morning. One customer asked for a haircut “to the bone”, anticipating that it might be a long time before he got the chance for another one.
When – and if – the shop (and others) reopens may depend on what arrangements the UK Government makes for self-employed people.
Poster on door @ https://www.facebook.com/atoneonefour
The chemist is probably the ONLY shop in Burntisland where staff have been given masks. This is sensible as it will have customers who are unwell – obviously anyone with CV symptoms should be staying at home. However all staff in all shops should probably have been provided with appropriate ‘protection equipment’.
Some shops are trying to encourage “social distancing”. Whether they have enough room to keep people 2 metres (more than SIX feet) apart is less clear.
This notice appeared on the Library door today. (Fife Council page)
Murdoch’s (including the Post Office) is closed this week.
“UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE HAD TO CLOSE OUR SHOP FOR THE TIME BEING. THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR CUSTOMERS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO US. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE OPEN AGAIN NEXT WEEK BUT IF YOU ARE NEEDING THE POST OFFICE FACILITIES KINGHORN AND ABERDOUR ARE OPEN. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS IS CAUSING BUT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW OFFICIAL GUIDELINES. STAY SAFE, STAY HOME FOLKS”