As the focus now turns to the prospect of loosening lockdown restrictions for some business sectors, it is important that we continue to follow guidance in order to remain trading in a safe environment.
With this in mind, the ‘Better Business for All’ group who are a partnership of Local Authority regularity professionals working across Somerset and Devon, has put together a toolkit to help businesses understand how to restart safely. The toolkit is available on the Heart of South West Growth Hub website at BBFA Covid-19 Toolkit.
The Government has also produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the pandemic. The eight guides set out practical steps for working safely during Coronavirus and cover a range of workplace settings. Read the full guidance here Working safely during coronavirus (Covid-19)
Also worth checking out, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing free webinars to help understand how to make your workplace Covid-19 secure. See BEIS Covid Working Safely Webinars.
Somerset West and Taunton Council is also urging owners of public building and volunteer-run premises to service their water and air conditioning systems before re-opening to staff and the public. Further guidance can be found HERE.
Details of all current Covid-19 business grant schemes run through Somerset West and Taunton Council can be found HERE.
Further business support guidance is also available from the Heart of South West Growth Hub, as well as from the organisations listed within the pages of this newsletter.