Below we share a number of links and guidance documents to help support businesses in Huntingdonshire - tools to help plan, get advice and adapt workplaces in line with current government guidance.
Working with the Federation of Small Businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Huntingdonshire Against Business Crime, the town clerks and BID in Huntingdon, we have established this toolkit of links to help and advice to help you restart your business safely. We have also created town specific action plans to support businesses and shoppers to visit safely.
The guidance shown here is reviewed and updated regularly.
Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
Register your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
You can register for the scheme from 13 July 2020.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme;
- all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020
- to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in
- to claim the money back from the government
There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking. Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.
Visit the government website to register your establishment. Registration closes 31 August 2020.
Help and advice
1-2-1 Business Mentoring
Free business advice and mentoring from specialist business advisors – designed to help you plan and make the right decisions as you restart your business and move into the recovery phase.
Advice from HDC
If you are unable to find the answer within these web pages, HDC may be able to help you with matters relating to:
- business support
- food safety and licensing
- PPE suppliers
Your business should normally be located in a town centre location, in Huntingdonshire to use this service.
Email TownBusinessAdvice@huntingdonshire.gov.uk for more information.
Our operating hours are Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, we operate remotely.
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Webinar: Working safely in shops and branches
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority: Return to Work Safely Webinar
This webinar covers:
- conducting risk assessments
- bringing your team back to work
- best practice examples and tips
- questions and answers
Health and Safety Executive Guidelines
GOV.UK: Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Secure Poster (for your window display). Please ensure you follow the five steps to working safely together before displaying.
Food safety and licensing
Food safety – restarting your business premises safely
Please visit the COVID-19 Food Safety Advice page for information and advice.
Further detailed information is available on the following pages:
The government has issued enhanced guidance as part of the national effort to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus. A significant part of this has been the request to pubs, clubs, restaurants and other social premises to close until 4 July at the earliest, with limited exceptions around premises offering takeaway or delivery services.
Detailed information about the arrangements you need to consider can be found on at the following pages:
Planning considerations for businesses
A number of changes to planning policy and guidance have arisen as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the specific information below, further planning advice can be found on GOV.UK's coronavirus planning update page.
Local suppliers of PPE
This list does not represent an endorsement from the district council for any of the following businesses. Please approach and do business with companies such as these in your usual way.
List of Suppliers
Best Link: https://www.acopia.co.uk/ppe-and-janitorial-supplies/
Unit 11, Windover Court
Connectix Cabling Systems
Suppliers of Masks and Sanitiser
Grafton Projects have a special offer for BID businesses - Workplace Essential PPE Kits. They also supply specialist screens for hairdressing and beauty salons.
Unit 2 Williamsport Way
Lion Barn Industrial Estate
Tel: 01449 723346
BID Huntingdon use Hudson Group for items for our Rangers and they are now providing Virus Protection Screens
Le Mark Group
Unit 1 Houghton Hill Industries
Tel: 01480 494540
Web: www.lemark.co.uk / www.gaffertape.com
Best link: https:// www.gaffatape.com/new-social-distance-tapes-floor-stickers/
London House Signs
28 High Street
Tel: 01480 453922
BID Huntingdon and many local businesses use London House Signs for signage. They can also produce virus protection screens
Used by HDC Maskearaid Ltd stock face masks, splash guard face shields, gloves, disinfectant hard surface sprays, anti-bac/virucidal wet wipes, and many other Covid-19 related products. Also stockists of a huge range of cleaning chemicals, janitorial and washroom supplies and cloths of all kinds. Maskearaid Ltd can deliver or accept customer collections from their Huntingdon premises.
Reelbrands – Plastic free face shields
1 Thatchers Croft
Best Link: https://www.reelbrands.co.uk/shop/REELshield-Plastic-Free-case-of-150-p199939581
Redbrick Print Solutions LLP
7 Field Close
Best Link: http://www.redbrickprint.co.uk/products/
Suppliers of face masks, free standing sanitisers, wall mounted sanitisers, free standing sneeze guards, desk top sneeze guards, WHO certified hand sanitiser as well as usual social distancing floor/doorwall vinyls/signs
Silvertone Cleaning Company
Hands-free door handles (by use of feet)
Used by HDC Maskearaid Ltd stocks face masks, splash guard face shields, gloves, disinfectant hard surface sprays, anti-bac/virucidal wet wipes, and many other COVID-19 related products. Also stockists of a huge range of cleaning chemicals, janitorial and washroom supplies and cloths of all kinds. Maskearaid Ltd can deliver or accept customer collections from their Huntingdon premises.