Broxtowe Borough Council News and Support for Businesses During COVID-19 29 July

Business Guidance: Reporting outbreaks of Coronavirus

The Department of Health and Social Care have published guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus.

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; and
Are aware of measures local health protection teams may advise in order to contain it. The information has been produced in the form of ‘Action Cards’.

More government guidance can be found on outbreak management by clicking ‘More Info’ directly below.

More Info

Action Cards

The government have produced ‘Workplace Action Cards’ which are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation. Different business settings and specific situations, where an outbreak could occur have been covered in the series of Action Cards and include, but are not limited to:
• a restaurant or café,
• construction site,
• place of worship.

To download click on the ‘Action Cards’ button below.

Action Cards

Helping business stay COVID-19 secure

Businesses can access the latest re-opening guidance packs from government, which include tailored information on how those different business types must operate COVID-securely. Please visit the Council’s ‘Open for Business’ webpage for more details. This webpage has been updated in anticipation of the 1st August re-openings.

Open for Business

The Council’s new Town Centre Information Officers will continue to visit businesses on the high street, to ensure businesses that have already re-opened are operating COVID-securely.

Eat Out, to Help Out Scheme

Businesses in Broxtowe can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at their restaurant. Registration for the scheme is live NOW and closes on 31st August 2020.

Eligible businesses for the scheme include those which:
• sell food for immediate consumption on their premises,
• provide their own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals,
• were registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7th July,
• further eligibility criteria applies and can be found by clicking ‘Register Now’ below.

What is the scheme?

Through the Eat Out, to Help Out Scheme businesses can provide offers to customers:
• all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August 2020,
• offer a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner),
• claim the money back from the government,
• Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.

How can I find a participating business?

Most businesses that have registered will actively promote the scheme directly to their customers. However, you can also use the online ‘Restaurant Finder tool’ by inputting your postcode, to see all nearby businesses that are part of the scheme. Click the ‘Finder Tool’ button below.

Finder Tool

How to register as a business

This is done via the government website and can be found by clicking the ‘Register Now’ button below.

Registration will remain open right up until the close of the scheme, which is 31st August 2020. Businesses are urged to register as soon as possible, in order to capitalise from the scheme and provide offers to customers from the 3rd August.

For more details and exclusions, click below.

Register Now

Business views for Borough’s Recovery Plan needed

The Council is now seeking feedback from every businesses across the Borough, to better understand the needs of the business community in terms of commercial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please help us by completing the online version of the survey, so we can get your views in as quickly as possible.

Feedback Now

Businesses are also urged to share the link www.broxtowe.gov.uk/BusinessRecovery
to ensure the entire business community’s voice is heard.

Changes to Business Email Me bulletins

During the pandemic you would have been receiving details of all business specific support, including grants and other financial assistance like the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough), as well as re-opening guidance.

The business specific bulletins published every Wednesday, have been previously sent to subscribers of all the following topics since March: –
• Beeston Town Centre
• Eastwood Town Centre
• Stapleford Town Centre
• Kimberley Town Centre
• Grants and Funding
• Commercial Property News
• Business Support, Training & Skills

Upcoming changes

From August, we will revert to sending business bulletins with content that is closer aligned to the individual topics above.

Bulletins will initially increase to a twice weekly frequency, however there may not always be information to share about all the topics.

Review your subscriptions

If you would like to review your current topic subscriptions at this time, please do so by following these three easy steps:
1. Visit broxtowe.gov.uk/emailme
2. Enter your email address in the box
3. Check the list of topics you have ticked.

From here you can also remove topics you no longer want to receive messages about, or add other topics you may be interested in.

Council Services

The Council is sharing regular updates about affected Council services at https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus

You can also get updates on our social media accounts.

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