Updated Information on how small businesses and the self-employed can weather Covid 19 – August 14th, 2020

Last night the government made an announcement about businesses in England that were stopped from opening 2 weeks ago.

All of those businesses are now going to be allowed to re-open from August 15th, 2020 as long as they follow certain guidelines to ensure that they are operating a Covid-19 secure environment.

This includes:
– bowling alleys, skating rinks, soft play centres, and casinos
– indoor theater, music and performance venues are allowed to re-open for socially distanced performances
– wedding receptions that have a sit-down meal and no more than 30 guests can take place
– pilots of some sporting events will be held to determine whether it is safe for spectators to return
– beauty salons that offer close contact services like facials, eyebrow treatments, eyelash treatments, makeup application and microblading can now re-open and offer all of those treatments
– pilots will also be taking place at conference venues to see if business events can start to happen from October 1st at the earliest

Nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues are to continue to remain closed.

All businesses will still need to ensure they are operating in a Covid Secure way, so they will need to make sure that they are following the guidelines for their sector as laid out by the government. The guidance for each sector can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

I am continually monitoring the updates that the government and other business-related departments release and will continue to share that information for as long as I feel that it is beneficial to all businesses in the UK.

The information and policies are continually being updated by the government, so I urge you to keep on top of the information by visiting the relevant website for your area.

UK:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Wales: https://gov.wales/business-and-employers-coronavirus
Northern Ireland: https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/

I will be trying to keep myself as informed as possible and will share relevant information on my fb business page: https://www.facebook.com/ihelmenterprises/