Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Updated working safely guidance

16 Jun 2020 by Helen Clarke - Cabinet Office

Updated working safely guidance, Recovery Roundtables & OpenForBusiness campaign

1) Updated working safely guidance 

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic has been updated to reflect industry feedback, guidance on Test & Trace, guidance on safer travel and to provide guidance on managing security risks.

The full guidance can be found here: https://bit.ly/CV19WorkingSafely.

The Cabinet Office has shared the following video to show how retailers are keeping customers and staff safe. We would appreciate you retweeting on your own channels where possible: https://bit.ly/How2GuideTweet.

2) Recovery Roundtables update

Business Secretary Alok Sharma chaired a series of economic recovery roundtables over the last week (10-13 June), bringing together businesses, business representative organisations, regulators and leading academics. Discussions focused on the measures necessary to support economic recovery and ensure we have the right opportunities in place for growth across the country over the next 18 months and beyond.
The organisations that participated in the roundtables, alongside the questions that participants were asked to address can be found here: https://bit.ly/RRTPressRelease.

If you, your business or organisation would like to provide relevant insight or analysis on any of the topics covered by the Recovery Roundtables, a list of questions is available - please email Economic.Recovery@beis.gov.uk by Wednesday 17 June.

3) #OpenForBusiness campaign

As flagged in our last update, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is encouraging business owners and shop workers to take photos in front of their ‘open’ signs this week and post these on their social media channels as part of the #OpenForBusiness Campaign.

To support the campaign, please do the following:

  • Take a photo of yourself in front of your reopening business, preferably in front of an ‘Open’ sign
  • Post the picture on your social media channels
  • Use #openforbusiness
  • Tag the Department for Business: Instagram: @beisgovuk / Twitter: @beisgovuk / Facebook: @industrialstrategygovuk

BEIS has shared the following tweet to to promote the campaign: https://bit.ly/BEISO4BTweet

BEIS is also looking for short self-shot videos of ‘a day in the life’ of staff in reopening businesses, so they can show the extra measures businesses are taking to keep employees and customers safe. If you think you, or a staff member would be interested in working with BEIS on a video like this, please get in touch with nicky.henderson@beis.gov.uk.