Resources for Businesses to Use (Coronavirus COVID-19)
Reset and Restart Resources
We have complied a resource toolkit to be used by businesses in town. We want to communicate effectively with the community. 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 download the below resources to use in your shop or business. If you would like us to design other resources for your business, please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to download these documents and posters to use and adapt.
Please feel free to share this information if it is of use to other businesses.
If you haven’t already done do, don’t forget you get a FREE web page with your BID levy, so get registered and upload your details here https://www.discoverpenrith.co.uk/members/
Fulough Letter Template – Template Letter to Staff who have been furloughed following full closure of business (with thanks to Joanne Stronach, Head of Employment & HR, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors).
NB: 16.04.2020 New Legal Direction came out from HMRC yesterday that says specifically now (which is different to what it said in any previous government guidance before now) that the employer and employee must have agreed in writing that the employee will cease all work which does include by email. So, if any of the businesses have sent emails to employees saying that they are being furloughed and saying that if you do not hear from them to say they object to being furloughed that you will treat them as having agreed to being furloughed, that may not be enough. The guidance previously just said that the employee must agree and the guidance referred to “notification”.
To make sure this new legal direction is complied with, it is advised that all businesses who have furloughed employees should get the employee to agree by email/letter to the fact that they agreed to being furloughed from the date they were and that they knew that they had to cease all work during the furlough period and agreed to that.
For further clarification, the link to the Direction is below:
Cabinet Office Toolkit focussed on business support can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UISFHJ
Cabinet Office toolkit focussed on protecting against the spread of the virus can be found here: https://bit.ly/3acuEiJ
Food and Drink Businesses
If you have resources which you think may be useful to other businesses in town, please email them to Philippa Ball (BID Administrator/Manager) at email@example.com and she will upload them to this page.
Let’s share good practice and help each other as much as possible.
Recommended Tech and Tools
Project Management: Trello is a great way to manage a project or workflow remotely.