The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has launched a dedicated coronavirus hub to guide members and the wider retail community through the crisis.
“Our focus has been to provide accurate guidance based on information we have received for the various government departments,” explained Bira’s ceo Andrew Goodacre.
The online resource, accessible through the Bira website, is a one-stop shop featuring a wealth of information and advice and is being updated every day, throughout the day.
Information on the hub includes:
* How and where to access emergency Government support, including the coronavirus Business Interruption Loans
* Details of local authority support
* Employee/employer guidance, including details on sick pay allowance
* The latest legislation with regards to ‘relaxed’ trading
There are also guides to wellbeing, as well inspirational stories of what Bira members are doing to adapt to the currrent situation.