Back in Business – Operating Safely during the coronavirus pandemic
Are you a Cornish business in need of guidance and advice on how reopening post COVID 19 will affect you? Business Regulatory Support are here to help you open your business, as quickly as possible, once restrictions allow and in a safe and compliant way.
We have produced guidance which includes up to date information from Government, specifically for all business sectors. This will ensure you get the information YOU need. We also have a series of webinars to talk you through the changes and also invite any questions you may have.
Business Recovery Guide
Cornwall Council are pleased to introduce a guide for businesses. This will help ensure you can reopen safely and trade in a responsible manner to minimise the risks from COVID19. Many businesses have been closed for a period of time and premises left empty. This brings with it a range of risks that need to be addressed so that businesses can open safely.
As we are adapting to the ‘next normal’, the guide will be kept up to date with the latest guidance on managing COVID19 risks. This means you will have the latest information in one place.
The guide covers the following:
- Working Safely – Coronavirus
- Cleaning & Disinfection
- Food Safety (Reopening safely)
- Structure and maintenance
- Health and Safety ( things to think about prior to reopening)
- Fire Safety
This guide is appropriate for all small to medium sized businesses including the leisure, office, care and retail sectors. As guidance changes it will be constantly updated so keep checking back for changes and updates.
Cornwall Council are putting together a series of webinars. These will help businesses operate safely during the COVID19 pandemic. Many businesses will be operating again after a break. Others will be facing new challenges in the way they operate to ensure the safety of staff, customers and visitors. We are very much aware that this is a time of great worry and anxiety for many. People are worried about their health and that of their families, their business and livelihoods. There is now the prospect of returning to work and understanding complicated and perhaps difficult-to-apply guidance. We hope these webinars will provide a friendly, informative and supportive platform to help with some of these concerns.
We are offering a series of sector based webinars. These will give you the opportunity to catch up on the latest advice and put questions to our expert panel. This could be on a range of regulatory matters covering COVID19 safety, fire, health and safety, T&Cs and food safety.
The format for each will involve a presentation of approximately 30 minutes followed by an opportunity to ask questions. If you can’t make the live webinar a recording will be available afterwards and questions can be sent in advance.
- 27th May – Office businesses Book your place >>
- 28th May – Retail business – Book your place >>
- 29th May – Childcare settings (Excluding schools) – Book your place >>
- 3rd June – Food businesses – Book your place >>
- 17th June – Holiday accommodation / Tourism – Book your place >>
Business interruption insurance during the coronavirus pandemic
We are aware that many local businesses are trying to claim on their insurance but are being asked to prove there was a case of Covid19 within 25 miles of their business. Our Trading Standards team have produced the following guidance to support them with their claim.
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- The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
- The UK Government’s Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
- Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
- Latest business updates from Business Regulatory Support
- Advice from Trading Standards regarding holiday and accommodation for consumers and businesses relating to COVID19
If you think that there is information on the website that would be helpful to members of our community who do not have access to the Internet please email or telephone 01208 850727 and we will ensure that they receive a paper copy.