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List of places to wear face coverings in England extended

List of places to wear face coverings in England extended

Government is now recommending that face coverings are worn in additional indoor settings – this will be enforceable in law (England). Currently you are required to wear face coverings in shops and indoor shopping centres, indoor transport hubs and public transport. From 8 August this will be expanded to include: public areas in hotels/hostels and guest...

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Reporting and containing outbreaks of coronavirus

Reporting and containing outbreaks of coronavirus

Government has issued new guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 early outbreak management information has been created to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations: know how to recognise and report an incident of coronavirus (COVID-19) are aware of measures local health...

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Face masks compulsory in retail outlets

Face masks compulsory in retail outlets

From Friday 24 July, it will be mandatory for people to wear a face covering whilst in retail outlets (e.g. indoor dealerships/sales offices) in England. Face coverings in shops are already mandatory in Scotland. It is suggested retailers display signage at the entrance to the store to remind visitors of this policy and consider having...

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Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme aims to incentivise customers to eat in restaurants or other eating establishment by giving them a discount which the business can then claim back from the government. The scheme is UK wide and customers will be able to see who is taking part on GOV.UK. Government has now...

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Free advice for SMEs – including legal, advertising and marketing help

Free advice for SMEs – including legal, advertising and marketing help

The Recovery Advice for Business scheme, supported by the government and hosted on the Enterprise Nation website will give small firms access to free, one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and to prepare for long-term recovery. The platform is now live. Advice offered will include specialist assistance from...

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More details released on Regions’ reopening schedules

More details released on Regions’ reopening schedules

Scottish caravan parks may open from 3 July and Welsh parks from 11 July Scotland – the Scottish Parliament has published a new route map for reopening, which includes the following milestones: 3 July – travel distance limit relaxed, self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) permitted to open 6 July – outdoor hospitality...

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The ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard launches

The ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard launches

Tourism businesses can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers your business adheres to Government and public health guidance. It has been developed by VisitEngland with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to help you work towards re-opening, and start welcoming customers. The ‘We’re...

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Reopening dates for Scotland – street access retail from 29 June

Reopening dates for Scotland – street access retail from 29 June

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced indicative dates for moving through the remainder of Phase 2 and early Phase 3, on the condition that health and safety criteria are met. The amended timeline, released on 24 June, is as follows: 29 June – indoor (non-office) workplaces including factories and warehouses, may reopen with relevant guidance...

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Free online ‘essential driver’ training guide

Free online ‘essential driver’ training guide

DriveTech is offering online essential driver training guide to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new online course is available free to any business operator, for when ‘other than normal business drivers’ are being called into essential action. The course can be accesses from the Driving for Better Business website.