New tool to help businesses identify whether they can reopen safely
The government has developed a tool to help businesses to reopen safely during coronavirus. This tool encourages businesses to carry out a risk assessment and helps to identify the workplace adjustments that they should make. Employers have the legal responsibility to protect their employees and other people on site, such as customers and visitors.
This tool will help businesses to easily find out what they should do. Employees can also use this tool to check what their workplace needs to do to keep people safe. The tool can be found here.
Better Business for All
Another initiative to support businesses so far as consideration for restarting a business safely is this programme, jointly offered by Coast-to-Capital Growth Hub, Business East Sussex and Sussex Chamber of Commerce. There is a lot of additional information that can be found here with a whole host of further links where you can find the necessary support.
Added support from your local authority
And on top of all this support, Wealden District Council have been working hard to pull together advice and support for local businesses as they plan reopening following the Covid19 pandemic. This link to their website is another good starting point.
Finally, both Wealden and Rother District Councils have developed a suite of posters that business owners will find helpful in reminding staff and customers alike of a range of rules and regulations from ensuring correct social distancing to methods of payment etc. These are free to any business to download from here.
If you are looking for support on reopening your business and you can’t find what you are looking for from the information above, please get in touch with the Chamber. We will do all we can to help you.