Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

BAME business support webinar, DWP campaigns

11 Jun 2020 by Helen Clarke Cabinet Office

1) PM's statement at coronavirus press conference (10 June)

As per the PM's statement yesterday evening, the government is satisfied that all five tests are still being met and we can proceed with the following further adjustments to the lockdown in England.

  • From this weekend, single adult households - adults living alone or single parents with children under 18 - are allowed to form a “support bubble” with one other household. All those in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household - meaning they can spend time together inside each others’ homes and do not need to stay 2 metres apart. If any member of the support bubble develops symptoms, all members of the bubble will need to follow the normal advice on household isolation. Guidance: https://bit.ly/SupportBubbleNor  PM's tweet: https://bit.ly/SocialBubbleTweet.
  • Because the risk of transmission is lower outdoors; from Monday, outdoor attractions where people can stay in their cars, such as safari parks and drive-in cinemas will be allowed to open.
  • Finally, places of worship will open for individual prayer this weekend. 

As set out in the government's roadmap, the next set of changes - Step 3 - will not begin until 4 July at the earliest, as the evidence allows.

2) BAME business support webinar

Minister Nadhim Zahawi - invites the BAME business community to a Minister's Question Time. Hosted by the Voice Newspaper, the African Caribbean Business Network (ACBN) and WinTradeGlobal Talks, hear about available support to assist small businesses to bounce back post-Covid-19 and ask business critical questions.

The free webinar will take place today, Thursday 11 June, at 5pm. 

Register here: https://bit.ly/BizSupportWebinar.

3) DWP have launched two new campaigns:

Employerhelp: https://bit.ly/employerhelpnorth

Jobhelp: https://bit.ly/jobhelpnorth

Toolkits available here: employerhelp stakeholder toolkit. and jobhelp stakeholder toolkit

Tweets: 

Employer help: https://twitter.com/HMGNorth/status/1270748299147071488?s=20

Job help: https://twitter.com/HMGNorth/status/1270749149173088259?s=20