Broxtowe Borough Council Business COVID-19 Updates

Business COVID-19 Update – 7th July

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7th July 2021

Business COVID-19 Updates


Euro 2020 – Guidance for businesses

It is important that businesses ensure screenings of Euro 2020 football matches are compliant with the current ‘COVID-19 Secure’ regulations, and that good management practices are in place together with an up to date risk assessment.

Non-compliance with the legislation may lead to enforcement action, which could include fixed penalty notices or even business closure.

Businesses MUST ensure:

  • Customers continue to order, be served, eat and drink whilst seated both indoors and out. This includes viewing of the matches;
  • Social distancing measures for table and chairs and the wearing of face coverings by customers, staff and visitors where not seated;

Further guidance for businesses can be found by clicking ‘Euro 2020’ below.

Euro 2020


Track and Trace STEP 3

Test and Trace in businesses, venues and other settings

The following establishments must collect contact details of all customers, visitors and staff (over the age of 16) on their premises for the purpose of Test and Trace by law:

  • hospitality businesses, including all pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés;
  • tourism and leisure venues, including hotels, museums, cinemas and amusement arcades;
  • close contact businesses, including hairdressers, barbershops and tailors;
  • community centres, libraries and village halls;

All those listed above must hold records from all their customers and visitors for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, this information should be securely disposed of or deleted within GDPR guidelines.

Find out more


Further detail on STEP 4

The Government has announced more details about STEP 4 of the Covid Recovery Roadmap, which is expected to be reached on Monday 19th July.

The decision to officially reach STEP 4 will be subject to a final review of the data next week and will be communicated on Monday 12th July.

Once England moves to STEP 4 of the Covid Recovery Roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus.

To do this, the Government will follow 5 key principles which include:

  1. Reinforcing the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up.
  2. Enabling the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws.
  3. Retaining proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators.
  4. Managing risks at the border and support a global response to reduce the risk of variants emerging globally and entering the UK.
  5. Retaining contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID-19.

Links to all the current guidance can be found via the Council’s ‘Open For Business’ webpage. Any new guidance for businesses will also published, in response to further official government communications, including press conferences.

Open For Business


Support, Training and Skills Updates


5G Focus Groups

Businesses across Nottinghamshire are invited to participate in a Zoom Focus Group with other senior decision makers in Nottinghamshire-based businesses.

What are these groups for?

The purpose of these groups is to understand how businesses regard digital technologies and their potential future application to support business success.

Each individual taking part in a focus group, will also receive an Amazon e-voucher worth £60.

Who runs each focus group?

Nottinghamshire County Council have commissioned the independent research agency Habit5, who are accredited as a Company Partner by the Market Research Society (MRS) to run these focus groups. Each of which will last no more than 90 minutes.

When will these groups meet?

Between 27th-29th July 2021

How can I get involved?

To register your interest in participating in one of the Zoom Focus Groups,  please click on the box ‘ Focus Group’ below.

Focus Group

Steps after registering

Once your registration information has been received, if there are places available, a member of the Habit5 team will contact you to confirm the details and provide you with a link for the relevant Zoom Focus Group.


Growth Hub

D2N2 Growth Hub – New Business Events Added

The D2N2 Growth Hub continue to offer valuable help and advice to businesses in Broxtowe. This includes various events delivered online due to the pandemic.

For a full programme of future events, click ‘Business Events’ below.

Business Events


Skills Access Hub

Skills Access Hub

Businesses can now access free impartial advice from experienced Skills Advisors and develop action plans to close skills gaps within the workforce.

The plan could focus on upskilling the existing team, or look at ways to bring new skills and capacity into the business via apprenticeships, Kickstart, internships and/or graduate placements.

The dedicated team of Skills Advisers work with businesses on a one-to-one basis, to ensure support it tailored and responsive to business needs.

For more info and to access, click ‘Skills Hub’ below.

Skills Hub

The Skills Access Hub is a 3-year project, part-funded by the European Social Fund, that offers skills advice and brokerage support to small and medium sized businesses based across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2).


Grant to help businesses tackle domestic abuse

Employers across Beeston and Chilwell can access help to support workers affected by domestic abuse thanks to a grant awarded to Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) from The Rotary Club of Beeston.

With the grant of £1,000, BWP, which works across the Borough and beyond to support people affected by domestic abuse, will help local businesses focus on what they can do to address the problem.

How can my business support?

If you’d like your businesses to be part of the project contact: chris@broxtowewp.org at BWP, or secretary@beestonrotary.org

Find out more about:

BWP

R.C Beeston


Council services during the COVID-19 pandemic

We have a Support for Business page on our website which has lots of useful information about grants, schemes and links to guidance.

More Info

We are also 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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