£50 million boost to support recovery of our high streets

A new £50 million fund for councils to support their local high streets get safely back to business was announced on 24th May by High Streets Minister Simon Clarke.

The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund has been introduced to prepare for the reopening of non-essential retail when the scientific advice allows. The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range of safety measures in a move to kick-start local economies, get people back to work and customers back to the shops.

Business Support Survey
As the government starts to relax restrictions on business trading and social interaction, Worcester BID and Worcester City Council are seeking views from businesses about their plans for the next phase of recovery. Please complete this survey to let us know your plans so that we can put in place measures to support businesses across the city. All answers are optional and no individual responses will be made public. Closing date for the survey is Saturday 30th May 2020
Business Restart & Recovery Survey
Free Online Training

FREE webinars providing support and advice to guide you in opening your business safely:

Wed 27th May 15.00 Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
Thurs 28th May 11.00 Shops and Branches
Tue 2nd June 11.00 Offices and Contact Centres

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PPE Equipment from Kitsons Pharmacy

Kitsons Pharmacy are here to help local businesses across Worcester, as they prepare to go back into work. They have managed to source some PPE materials and other consumables at low prices, and would like for all businesses to benefit.

Items include:

- Non Contact Infrared Digital Thermometers

- Hand Sanitising Gels

- Face Masks

- Disposable Gloves

- Surface Cleansing Wipes

- Disposable Aprons

- Sneeze Screens (Coming Soon)

- Wall Mounted Hand Sanitiser Dispenser (Coming Soon)

- Hand Cleansing Wash (Coming Soon)

- Clear Safety Glasses (Coming Soon)

To order please call: 01905 22861 or email Kitsons at or visit their social media channels Facebook and Twitter

Useful links for COVID Business Support
Social Distancing Guidance
Reopening Building Guidance
Controlling Risks in the Workplace
Help to #RaiseTheBar


Tens of thousands of shops, pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and leisure businesses on our High Streets, town centres and in our communities are currently unable to access Government grants putting millions of jobs at risk.

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