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Local employers to get ‘how-to’ guide to doing business COVID-free

4:15 pm, Thursday, 20th August 2020 - 2 months ago

Business and investment

Thousands of businesses across North East Lincolnshire are to get a helping hand with local health advice on how to deal with issues surrounding COVID-19.

More than 5,000 businesses will receive a free publication through the post as part of the COVID-19 recovery plans for the area.

The publication, funded through Government money, has been drawn up to offer local advice from North East Lincolnshire’s Public Health Team.

The handy guide has been drawn up to help businesses mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and deal with any problems that arise promptly, and with the minimum amount of disruption to essential business operations.

Importantly, the guide explains what businesses need to do if they have any suspected or confirmed cases in your workplace.

In the foreword, the Leader of the Council, Philip Jackson, the Director of Public Health, Stephen Pintus and the CCG’s Clinical Chief Officer for North East Lincolnshire, Dr Peter Melton, come together, saying: “COVID-19 has hit businesses hard across the UK. We understand that, and we also know how hard businesses are working to try to make sure the workplace is a safe place to be. North East Lincolnshire has, so far, been fortunate to have low numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19, and like you, we want to keep it this way.”

The council is also supporting businesses with free to use posters and floor vinyls, all available to download from the council’s website, or from the support team, based in Cleethorpes.

Rob Walsh, Chief Executive of the Council and the CCG explained how work was continuing to support the business community. “Since the start of the pandemic, the Council has been working tirelessly to deliver more than £32million worth of government grants to local businesses. With health colleagues, we’ve continued to promote safe practices and will be rolling out a series of Covid Safety webinars in August targeting SMEs, and specific sectors including Tourism and Fish/Food Processing.

“Through all of this, the area’s Development and Growth board, which represents all business sectors in North East Lincolnshire, have been meeting weekly on a virtual basis to make sure that business intelligence from the sectors is fed into the council around how to help businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19.

“We will continue to do our utmost, working with our partners , to support our residents and businesses through the coming months as we inevitably continue to fight this virus and its consequences.”

To download a copy of the free materials or the guide for business, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/business-support.

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