RBKC News

Details for resident entrepreneurs wanting to run a community project

Apply for a share of £2.9m to run projects and initiatives in the borough. Applications are open until Wednesday 19 August 2020. Twitter

Support for businesses re-opening from RBKC’s Environmental Health Training Service

RBKC has a range of e-learning short courses including; Covid-19 Secure for Offices, Retail, and Hospitality; If you have any queries about the above, please contact euan.macauslan@rbkc.gov.uk, or visit our public health training courses here.

Government and Partner News

From London Growth Hub.  Understand how the easing of lockdown restrictions will affect your business

On Tuesday 23 June, the UK Government announced a series of lockdown restrictions to be eased, enabling businesses to get back on their feet.  From Saturday 4 July pubs, restaurants hairdressers and other selected businesses will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.  Check out the London Growth Hub Hot Topic on reopening safely, where you can find up to date guides and support.


From BEIS.  Easing of lockdown restrictions in England – reopening of further businesses

From Saturday 4 July 2020, all businesses and venues in England can reopen, except for a small number of ‘Close proximity’ venues COVID Secure guides cover a range of different types of work, find guidance for;

  • hotel and guest accommodation here.
  • close contact services here.
  • visitor economy here.   and
  • restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services here.

Re-opening guidance with contributions from the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport


Commercial Landlords

The Government has published a code of practice for commercial landlords to support their tenants.  It has agreed to extend to September the protections from eviction if tenants can’t pay their rent because of coronavirus disruption.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

This guide has been updated with more information about flexible furlough and overpayments


Reminder: New tool to help businesses identify whether they can reopen safely

The Government has developed a tool to help businesses in England to reopen safely during coronavirus.  This tool encourages businesses to carry out a risk assessment and helps to identify the workplace adjustments that they should make. The tool can be found here.