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Thank you to all the businesses who have already sent back their business opening details. As you know, we are working with our friends at Penrith Chamber, the Industrial BID and the three councils to compile a comprehensive directory of business listings for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

We’ve made a great start, but there is still time for your business to be included if you’ve not replied to either Penrith Chamber or Penrith BID.

Please download and complete the business listing form from our website and return it to Philippa at

Business Reopening Details and Check MASTER


Restart Resources

We have been asked to produce posters and signs to help local businesses as they prepare to get their Covid-19 Secure status and reopen on 15th June.

We have compiled a resource toolkit to be used by businesses in town. We want to communicate effectively with the community and we want our restart to be safe and successful. We need to inform shoppers what they can expect, and help them understand how to shop safely.

Please go to the website and download the free resources now.

If we’ve missed any just get in touch and we can design more for you.…/


Cabinet Office News:

Coronavirus FAQs page has been updated with additional information on social distancing from today:

government social media channels continue to share examples of businesses that have reopened safely.  Following feedback, we have compiled a list of examples from a variety of businesses, explaining how they are ensuring safe working, see below.

Food Glorious Food, Carlisle, North West, Retail


Vistry Group, Kent, South East: Construction (House building)


Polymermedics Ltd, St Austell, South West: Manufacturing


Bott Ltd, Bude, South West: Manufacturing


East of Eden, Walthamstow, London, Fitness & Wellbeing


Brighton Gin, Brighton, South East, Retail


SPE, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands: Construction


YES Energy, Halifax, Yorkshire & Humber, Energy

Portakabin, Yorkshire & Humber, Construction

Sewell on the Go, Hull, Retail

dBD Communications, Essex, East of England, Communications/Consultancy


King’s Head, Buckinghamshire, South East, Retail / Hospitality


To Be Consumed, Leytonstone, London, Retail / Hospitality


Persimmon Homes, York, Housebuilding


Prospect Homes, North West, Housebuilding


Asda, Leeds, office


Ambridge Ceramics Dental Laboratory, Ripon, North Yorkshire


As nurseries and schools have begun opening their doors, the Department for Education has updated its guidance on what parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.

Full details of the guidance can be found here:

And finally, last month DfE  launched The Skills Toolkit, a new online platform giving people easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. New content is now available.

To support this, please see the attached toolkit and our tracked link:



History in the Making – Penrith and Eden Museum

We are currently living through a defining moment in time, for the world and our local community. It is our ambition as a museum to collect the story of Eden during this extraordinary time. We would love you to help us with this. Penrith and Eden Museum would like you to share your digital images with us that reflect your experience of living through a pandemic.

The museum would like to build a collection of signs created by you during lockdown for example –

  • Shop signage
  • Rainbows in windows
  • Signage around villages and towns of instructions or community support

Images of what you have been doing and how life has changed for you, for example –

  • Homes schooling
  • Getting creative
  • Gardening
  • Working from home
  • Baking
  • Going to work wearing PPE
  • Volunteering

We would ask you to provide us with: address, the date and location, and who took the image.  We may contact you at a later date to ask for further information.

By sending us the photo, you are happy for the museum to accession the image into the museum’s permanent social history collection.   The museum will then be able to use the image in future displays or exhibitions.

Thank you for being part of our community collecting project.  Please send your images to




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