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.
From March to July 2020, and January to April 2021 we hosted a weekly webinar on useful topics for businesses with relevant expert speakers. Details to join the call will be in the e-newsletter for businesses. Click to sign up for the business newsletter.
Financial Support – 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
In the summer of 2020 we made a film explaining what measures have been put in place to keep Putney safe. It the first fortnight it had nearly 7000 views on our Facebook page. Click here to view our Safe Putney post C-19 film.
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.
https://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/casestudies/. Nicola Grant has undertaken specific C-19 risk assessment training and available to help.
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 continue to work 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 prepared a plan for Wandsworth Council to make the town centre more accessible on foot and by bicycle. This included temporary pavement widening, suggested locations for additional bike parking, and potential road closures.
We have been following the Institute of Place Management’s Recovery Framework and feel we are now in the recovery phase.
Making sure businesses are ready to trade. 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.