Business Update

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18 September 2020

In this edition:

Test and Trace QR Code

NHS Track and Trace QR Code poster

Across the South Hams and West Devon, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are being encouraged to have NHS QR code posters displayed on entry to their businesses so customers can use their smartphones to easily check-in.

The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September.

The government will be supporting businesses and venues to display the QR codes, which can be downloaded via a website to display as posters in premises.

Following the launch of the new app, customers and visitors will be able to check-in on entry with their phone instead of filling out a check-in book specific to a business. This will allow NHS Test and Trace to contact customers with public health advice should there be a COVID-19 outbreak.

Help Kickstart Young People Into Work

Kickstart Scheme

Have you applied for Kickstart funding? Kickstart is a scheme to help get young people into work and to help revive the economy.

Businesses can sign up to the Kickstart scheme, giving unemployed young people, aged 16-24, the opportunity to work through government-subsidised jobs.

You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

The government will fully fund each 'Kickstart' job - paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week.

You must make sure the roles are eligible for the scheme before submitting your application online.

You can find out more about the scheme, and how to apply, here.

Covid Business Support

Free Business Webinars

There are a number of free webinars and videos which can help you to deal with the impact of Covid on your business.

You can sign up for email alerts about live and recorded webinars, YouTube videos and online guidance. Find out more here.