Webinars to support businesses along Roadmap out of Lockdown
A series of ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ advice webinars will give businesses the information they need as they prepare to reopen after lockdown.
Warwickshire County Council, working with its district and borough council partners, and Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue, will be putting forward the webinars, following the Government announcement of the four-step roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.
The webinars will be sector-themed and timed to coincide in the run up to the next three key roadmap dates, which will see a gradual relaxation of the current lockdown measures. The first of these saw schools reopen on March 8th.
From March 29th, outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts, will be allowed to reopen, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports. In advance of this milestone, the first webinar took place on March 23rd, at 5pm, and presented key learning from the latest lockdown and advice on keeping players, coaches and spectators safe, to an audience of over 60 reps from local sports organisations.
This will be followed by further webinars in the run up to the re-opening of Personal Care services such as hairdressers and nail salons, hospitality with outdoor facilities and non-essential retail, on 12th April. Then a final run of webinars will support the planned full re-opening of Hospitality and Leisure on May 17th.
The roadmap, which is published on gov.uk, outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps, but all going well the lockdown easing will follow these key dates. Businesses interested in taking part will not need to pre-register, but can just click on the links below at the relevant times to join the webinars.
The webinars will be recorded and made available to view via the Warwickshire County Council YouTube channel.
This work is part of a range of business support provided to business by Warwickshire County Council during the pandemic crisis. This includes a £6million package of funding earmarked by Warwickshire County Council to support the immediate economic recovery in the county, and complements the recently announced joint initiative with Coventry and Solihull councils to promote the COVID Secure Business Pledge.
These webinars form part of the information support to businesses in Warwickshire as we follow the Government roadmap put of lockdown. Details of further webinars focused on staff needs offering advice on welcoming workforces back from home-working and furlough/safe-reopening of businesses over the coming weeks under the title ‘Build Back Stronger’ can be found here.
‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ Advice Webinars:
April 6th, 11am: Personal Care Sector (Warwickshire North) – hair and beauty, etc. Best advice and where to get support from.
April 7th, 11am: Hospitality Sector providing outdoor facilities
April 7th, 1pm: Personal Care Sector (Warwickshire South) – hair and beauty, etc. Best advice and where to get support from.
April 8th, 11am: Non Essential Retail. Practical advice and guidance for the safe re-opening of non-essential retail.
April 8th, 5pm: Safe Re-opening of Community Buildings. Update on key public health information along with current legislation and ideas and suggestions to help you open safely and share ideas and best practice from other similar venues.
May 4th, 2pm: Hospitality and Leisure (Warwickshire North). Theatres, cinemas, Concert halls music venues; Hotel and accommodation sector – including how to manage books and cancellations, LFT testing and vaccination checks
May 5th, 11am: Hospitality and Leisure (Rugby). Theatres, cinemas, Concert halls music venues; Hotel and accommodation sector – including how to manage books and cancellations, LFT testing and vaccination checks
May 11th, 2pm: Hospitality and Leisure (Warwickshire South). Theatres, cinemas, Concert halls music venues; Hotel and accommodation sector – including how to manage books and cancellations, LFT testing and vaccination checks.