News - Coronavirus COVID-19

Posted on: October, 2020
Free Covid-19 webinar for tourism sector businesses. Do you run a tourism business in Devon, Somerset, Torbay or Plymouth? Join a free webinar on how to prepare your business in the case of a Covid-19 outbreak. The webinar will cover: How to adapt, change and survive What to do in the event of an...
Posted on: October, 2020
In the current climate it is fantastic to hear some good news and success stories and Larks Live is definitely that! Larks Live is an online cookery school, born during lockdown, that brings top tier professionals from the food and drink industry to share their skills via live, interactive, small group...
Posted on: October, 2020
What is the Job Support Scheme and what do employers need to know? We have known for some time that the Coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) will come to an end on 31 October 2020. Rishi Sunak has been clear that the scheme would not be extended but he has been...
Please find below the latest statement from Chamber Board Director Julie Hawker, following the Government announcement regarding the Job Support Scheme.  “The next six months will be critical for all business sectors with a very challenging combination of Covid related restrictions and Brexit. Indeed, latest stats from ONS show that the economy...
The NHS COVID-19 app is part of the governments large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service. This app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. The app...
78% indicated that a decline in customers and income had made the most significant impact on their business 70% businesses identified attracting and finding new customers as a key challenge Marketing and finance support and advice crucial to businesses moving forward Working with county-wide partners including Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, FSB,...
Over 100 million meals have been claimed for under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme; Chancellor thanks Brits for eating out to protect 1.8 million jobs in hospitality; On 31 August - the final day of the scheme - bookings were up 216% compared to the same day in 2019...
Posted on: August, 2020
Exeter’s Sandy Park on Tuesday night joined hundreds of events venues throughout the UK to light their buildings red in order to raise awareness of the sector’s plight due to the Covid-19 crisis. Inspired by Germany’s #NightofLight2020, the ‘Light It In Red’ campaign is a joint-project devised by Clearsound Productions Limited...
Posted on: August, 2020
Are you under 24 and looking for work? Starting Weds 12th Aug for 4 consecutive weeks, Cathedral Appointments in partnership with Exeter College's Apprenticeship Team present a Joint Accelerated Mentoring programme. Do you? ✅Need help with CV writing? ✅Require advice on creating a great social media profile? ✅Want to know brilliant interview tips? ✅Where you can find the...
Posted on: August, 2020
The deadline is approaching for businesses to claim their grant if they were eligible under one of the 2 original schemes; Small Business Grant Fund – for businesses with small business rate relief Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Fund (with a rateable value of less than £51k) Businesses will have been contacted...
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