Businesses are Required By Law To Display The Official NHS QR Code Posters

Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters so people can check-in at different premises with the app.

Further app resources can be found here .

Information about creating a QR code is available here.

For a free customisable, high-resolution QR Code click here

General consumer facing assets are available here.

Test & Trace App Launch

The NHS Covid-19 app launched yesterday to help control C19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing.

For the Press Notice, click here.

A tweet about the launch can be seen here.

New Business Grant From London Growth Hub

Register for new business grant from London Growth Hub.

London Growth Hub is offering businesses grants of up to £5,000.

To register click here.

New Fund to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England)

Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching a new £5 million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’. The Community Business Renewal scheme is the second part of Power to Change’s £12million response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, the trust announced rapid emergency funding to support community businesses during lockdown. Click here

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK)

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, which received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heater and new decoration; and a grant of £3,000 to the Amber Foundation to enable the Foundation to buy new bedroom furniture for their residential centre in Devon, where every year over 60 unemployed, homeless young people are able to rebuild their lives and gain the motivation, confidence, self-esteem and skills for independent living. The closing date for applications is the 15th December 2020. Click here


British Sign Language Courses – January 2021

Deaf Unity are excited to announce their British Sign Language courses starting in January 2021. Use the links below to find out more.




Government Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor has today announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle the spread of the virus.

The package includes a new Jobs Support Scheme to protect millions of returning workers, extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors, and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans.

Further information:

Get Free Business Guidance From H&F’s Patch Mentor and Support Network

Get free business guidance from H&F’s Patch mentor and support network

Get legal, finance and digital marketing guidance from local mentors.

Get more info here

Our Space is Your Space Campaign

Get more outdoor space to trade from with Our Space is Your Space campaign.

We’re offering local business owners the chance to use extra outdoor space near their business and residents a safer way to support the local economy.

Click here to read more

Help Us Keep H&F Open for Business

Businesses like yours are on the frontline in the fight against a second miserable lockdown. We need your help to keep H&F safe and open for business. We’ve created and distributed a H&F COVID-19 safety poster to businesses across the borough to ensure local business owners, their employees and customers remain safe during the pandemic. Download the H&F COVID-19 Poster here

Please don’t forget that social distancing and face coverings remain essential in the fight against COVID-19. We urge you to ensure your customers continue to wear a face covering in your business and stay two metres apart to protect your employees and customers from infection. Remember, it is illegal (£200 fine from tomorrow) for people to enter a shop without a face covering unless they have an exemption.

From 24 September certain businesses and venues will need to display by law the QR code poster for the new NHS COVID app, which launches on the same day. Restaurants, bars, pubs and hairdressers are just some of the businesses which will be required to display the QR code poster on their premises so customers can check-in on their arrival.

Download the QR Poster here

Find out if you need to display a QR poster here