Warwickshire County Council, working with its district and borough council partners, and Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue, will be putting forward the webinars, following the Government announcement of the four-step roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.
The webinars will be sector-themed and timed to coincide in the run up to the next three key roadmap dates, which will see a gradual relaxation of the current lockdown measures. The first of these saw schools reopen on 8 March.
From 29 March, outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts, will be allowed to reopen, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports. In advance of this milestone, the first webinar took place on 23 March at 5pm, and presented key learning from the latest lockdown and advice on keeping players, coaches and spectators safe, to an audience of over 60 reps from local sports organisations.
This will be followed by further webinars in the run up to the re-opening of Personal Care services such as hairdressers and nail salons, hospitality with outdoor facilities and non-essential retail, on 12 April. Then a final run of webinars will support the planned full re-opening of Hospitality and Leisure on 17 May.
The roadmap, which is published on gov.uk, outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps, but all going well the lockdown easing will follow these key dates. Businesses interested in taking part will not need to pre-register, but can just click on the links below at the relevant times to join the webinars.
The webinars will be recorded and made available to view via the Warwickshire County Council YouTube channel.
This work is part of a range of business support provided to business by Warwickshire County Council during the pandemic crisis. This includes a £6million package of funding earmarked by Warwickshire County Council to support the immediate economic recovery in the county, and complements the recently announced joint initiative with Coventry and Solihull councils to promote the COVID Secure Business Pledge.
These webinars form part of the information support to businesses in Warwickshire as we follow the Government roadmap put of lockdown. Details of further webinars focused on staff needs offering advice on welcoming workforces back from home-working and furlough/safe-reopening of businesses over the coming weeks under the title ‘Build Back Stronger’ can be found here >
‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ Advice Webinars can be found on our events listing page here >