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Resources for Businesses to Use (Coronavirus COVID-19)


We have started to pull together a resource toolkit to be used by businesses in town.  The aim here is to share good practice and to save time and effort across our businesses.

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

All Businesses

Protect your Business Whilst the Property is Empty

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)

Social Distancing Decals

Cabinet Office Toolkit focussed on business support can be found here:

Cabinet Office toolkit focussed on protecting against the spread of the virus can be found here:

Payment Type Poster

We are still open poster

Government Advice Poster

Food and Drink Businesses

COVID-19 support for restaurants and takeaways

acas has useful advice for employers:

General Advice for food service outlets

Support for restaurants and takeaways

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 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

Messaging: Chat software like Slack and Microsoft Teams allow seamless communication between individual team members, departments and the entire company.

Video Conferencing: Google Hangouts and Zoom offer video calls and conferencing.

Project Management: Trello is a great way to manage a project or workflow remotely.


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