During these unprecedented times we have been supporting and helping businesses as best we can. We have been providing businesses with weekly e-newsletters with information of the different financial support and government guidelines. We have been following the Institute of Place Management’s Recovery Framework and feel we are now between pre-recovery and the recovery phase .

Now we are ready to move forward in line with Government guidelines and prepare Putney for post-lockdown and for businesses to start to reopen. Liverpool BID have put together this useful checklist of things businesses need to look at before opening. They have kindly given us permission to share it.

All businesses must ensure they have undertaken a risk assessment and that they are COVID-19 secure and should then display this poster in their window or place of work. The Health and Safety Executive is a useful starting place to undertake a risk assessment. We know that they are not C-19 specific but they provide template risk assessments for most sectors.

Window Posters Free downloadable posters to print and put in your businesses window to explain your expectations with customers.

Social Distancing Floor graphics – If your business requires some floor graphics please do get in touch as we have produced floor graphics for use in business premises and on the pavements to aid social distancing and to manage the queues. We are working with Wandsworth Council, Putney Exchange shopping centre and Putney train station to ensure a common plan for social distancing and movement throughout the town centre.

 We have prepared a plan for Wandsworth Council to make the town centre more accessible on foot and by bicycle. This includes temporary pavement widening, suggested locations for additional bike parking, and potential road closures. We are working through the proposals to see which are feasible.

We will continue to host a weekly webinar on useful topics for businesses with relevant speakers. Details to join the call will be in the weekly e-newsletter for businesses. Click to sign up for the business newsletter.

Using public transport – TfL have put together a useful document to aid thinking about workers needing to use public transport and what they are doing to make it easier.   Click here to open.

If your business is eligible for a grant click here for details of how to apply with Wandsworth Council.

For a full list of guidance and support from Government for COVID-19 click here

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