Posted on: 06/01/2021
On Monday 4th January 2021, The Prime Minister announced a third national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. Many businesses will be affected and must close or remain closed.
All non-essential retail, hospitality and personal care services must close. Restaurants can continue delivery, takeaway and click-and-collect services of food and non-alcoholic drinks. Entertainment venues and animal attractions such as zoos must close. Essential shops and garden centres can remain open.
The restrictions came into effect today and are expected to last until at least the end of March. By this point, the NHS hopes to have vaccinated everyone in the top four priority groups identified by the JCVI and the strain on the NHS to have improved.
As a result of this third lockdown, further financial support and guidance measures have been put in place by the Government to help businesses. These include:
At Exemplas, we have been providing trusted, expert, advice to SMEs for over 25 years. We know this is a challenging time for many businesses across the UK, and through our delivery of public sector contracts, we continue to support them through this uncertain landscape.
Further information on our programmes and services:
Hertfordshire Growth Hub
Phone: 01707 398168
Innovate UK EDGE East of England
Contact Page: https://www.innovateukedge.ukri.org/contact-us
Phone: 01707 398442
Department of International Trade East of England
Phone: 01707 398 398
Department of International Trade Yorkshire and Humber
Phone: 0300 365 1000
Ellenbrooke Consultancy and Training
Phone: 01707 398300