Ashfield District Council’s Covid support team has been out and about visiting and advising local businesses on how to stay Covid safe under the current restrictions.
Covid Support Officers are supporting the Councils Town Centre team. They have so far visited over 770 businesses across the District offering help and advice on managing a Covid safe environment for their staff and customers and issuing information on business grants and financial help available.
This week 48 late night visits were made as part of a focus on takeaways in the District. Of these only two of were of concern to the team and advice was issued to solve the issues.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said “The Covid Support Officers are doing a fantastic job of working with and advising local businesses. Every time the District changes tiers it creates a new set of questions and challenges for businesses. Our Covid Officers are armed with all the information needed to ensure that businesses have all the information they need, whether that be advice on opening, posters on social distancing and face masks or information on grants on business support. We are getting great feedback from businesses who are finding the additional support really helpful.
“We are committed to supporting businesses and our high streets. We want residents to feel safe and secure as they’re out and about across the District. We continue to invest in our town centres, we are just finalising our submission for the Towns Fund which will bring up to £25m each for Kirkby and Sutton and we’re once again offering free weekend car parking in our town centre car parks this December. Our message to residents is shop small and remember your local independent retailers this Christmas.”