Businesses invited to post-lockdown COVID briefing
Release Date: 08 March 2021
Businesses are invited to a briefing to find out more about the latest Government guidance on the road out of lockdown.
Five briefings are being held for businesses in the Retail, Beauty/Close Contact and Hospitality industries. In addition, briefings will be held for those who are office based and the community/voluntary sector. Hosted by the Food and Safety and Trading Standards officers for Richmond, Merton and Wandsworth councils, the events will give business owners/managers, an opportunity to find out more about the latest rules, what they need to do to keep their staff and customers safe, and understand what support is available to help them. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Businesses based in any of the three boroughs, can register for the events below. The events will be hosted on Zoom.
Book onto the most relevant event for your business:
- Beauty / Close Contact (7 April at 2.30pm)
- Retail (7 April at 4.30pm)
- Hospitality (8 April at 2.30pm)
- Office-based businesses (9 April at 11.30am)
- Voluntary sector/Community organisations (27 April at 11.30am) - This is for Richmond organisations only
Cllr Richard Baker, Lead Member for Business, Economics and Employment, for Richmond Council, said:
'We know that it has been a really tough time for local businesses. Many have now been shut for months and will be keen to hit the ground running. With Government guidance changing all the time, it is confusing for businesses to understand what the rules are and what they need to be doing. Hopefully, these events will give people the information they need, but also provide them with an opportunity to ask questions – directly to the experts.
'The events will also serve as a reminder that there are grants available to help businesses that have had to close their doors. We have already supported hundreds of businesses, with millions of pounds. There is still more funding available – if you are eligible, apply now!'
Notes for editors
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Up to: March 2021
Updated: 29 March 2021