Let’s get Back to Business with Cheltenham BID

It’s going to be a long process and some Cheltenham businesses will be opening several weeks after many others, but they all share a joint ambition – to get back to business.

Cheltenham BID wants to help that process with it’s Back to Business campaign. We have pulled together four focused guides that we hope will help businesses of all kinds both prepare for opening, and ensure they are ready when the time comes to actually throw open their doors.We’ll be updating all these areas as the advice from the Government and elsewhere changes.

UPDATE AUGUST 11 – With more local lockdowns and an increase in the number of towns and cities being put under special measures, we are keen to ensure we all do what we can to avoid Cheltenham being added to that list. Cheltenham Borough Council have some information on how to help with  COVID-19 early outbreak management information


Managing queues guide

UPDATE JULY 9 – Outdoor pools will be able to reopen from 11 July.

Indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities can re-open from 25 July.

From 13 July, beauticians, tattooists, spas, tanning salons and other close-contact services can reopen “subject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services”

UPDATE JUNE 24: Up to date Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services Government guidance.

UPDATE JUNE 23: JULY 4, 1 metre plus’ – the new rule on social distancing – the BID will be offering generic social distancing stickers from Wednesday July 1

UPDATE JUNE 23: The prime minister has announced that pubs, restaurants, cinemas and museums will be allowed to reopen in England on July 4, after three months of forced closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson also said that households of any size can meet and hotels, campsites and hairdressers will be able to welcome back customers as long as social distancing and hygiene policies are observed.

UPDATE June 15: The new legislations to allow non-essential retailers to come on-board can be found here, along with an updated version of the sector specific guidance for working safely here.

UPDATE June 15: The retail and takeaway documents in particular were revised on 15 June and we suggest F & B businesses to read for any changes and the recommended quarantine period for returned clothes etc for example now states 48hrs not 72hrs.

Please study our First Steps to Getting Your Business Ready guide, Health Safety Essentials and Top Marketing Tips guide below.

Let’s Get Back to Business.

1.First Steps to Getting Your Business Ready

Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

Working safely during coronavirus sector specific Government guidance

Guide link – campaign

Cheltenham BID Getting Your Business Ready ‘the essentials’ PDF

Cheltenham BID Getting Your Business Ready ‘the essentials ‘ word document checklist

Covid-19 downloadable posters for retailers

‘Staying COVID-19 secure’ poster PDF

2.Health and Safety Essentials –

Guide link – campaign

Current COVID-19 secure guidelines.

Risk assessemnt template and examples

3.Top Marketing Tips

Guide link – campiagn

Marketing Cheltenham Blog

Visit Cheltenham webiste

Marketing Cheltenham webiste

4. Benefits and Savings-

Guide link – campaign

BIRA membership package

Logical Utilities partnership PDF

Paymentsense information