Trade Safely, Trade Confidently: Herts Chamber and Herts County Council Support Businesses with Re-

Posted on by Sarah Castleman-Turner of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce


Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce were delighted to partner with Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health team and Hertfordshire’s Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership to assist Hertfordshire businesses in re-opening safely and with confidence.

Over the past few months, the Chamber supported Public Health by hosting a series of seven webinars to assist Hertfordshire businesses with understanding the situation and changes in the roadmap to recovery; the rules around what can and can’t be done at each step of the process; what businesses need to be doing in order to safely re-open; to understand the vaccine and the benefits of testing regularly.

These webinars were delivered by Professor Jim McManus, Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire and Lauren Dovey, Programme Manager, BBfA and a team of experts from Hertfordshire County Council, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Dacorum Borough Council, St Albans District Council, East Herts District Council, North Hertfordshire District Council and the Hertfordshire Growth Hub.

Lauren Dovey, BBfA Programme Manager, said:

“Our series of Covid19 webinars have delivered regular updates and guidance to businesses in the county as we’ve moved along the government’s roadmap to recovery. They have given businesses from all sectors the opportunity to hear from our local council regulators and partners and to ask their questions about trading safely and managing Covid19 as a risk.

At such a difficult time for businesses, support like this can make a real difference and we encourage all businesses to continue to access the free support from their local council and business support organisations, including our Covid19 toolkit of guides and checklists.”

The #CovidConfidentBusiness campaign has been promoted across social media, Heart radio, and the Chamber’s Inspire magazine in order to spread the message as far as possible regarding the support available.

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