Coronavirus Updates

Get social distancing signs right with new guide from Drytac

Drytac has compiled a new, free guide on how signs and graphics can be used effectively and safely to inform and provide guidance to people in accordance with government guidelines. As lockdown restrictions are eased, businesses are finding that floor graphics, wall displays and window signs are essential for non-verbal …

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Face coverings to become compulsory in England’s shops

Wearing face coverings in shops and supermarkets in England will become compulsory from Friday, July 24. Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would ‘give people more confidence to shop …

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To wear or not to wear

The wearing of face masks or face coverings became compulsory for anyone travelling on public transport in England on Monday, June 15. Here we explore the importance of face masks and the printwear industry’s reaction to the situation. While out and about on your daily business, whether that’s a trip …

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Prime Minister announces further easing of lockdown restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday, July 4, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able …

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ADAPT finance to help businesses recover from COVID-19

UK businesses recovering from the impact of COVID-19 may be eligible for a new business package from ADAPT in conjunction with First Business Finance. Called the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS), the back-to-business offer is a Supported Capital Asset Finance (SCAF) package that provides loans of between £30,000 and £1 …

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Face coverings now compulsory on public transport in England

Effective today, it is now compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport in England. The new rules require anyone travelling by bus, coach, train, tram, tube, ferry or plane to cover their face while on board. They exclude school transport, taxis and private hire vehicles, although Uber has made …

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Government introduces ‘support bubble’ plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last night the introduction of ‘support bubbles’ in England, allowing people living alone or single parents to combine with another household. The new rules mean single parents and children under 18 they live with, as well as single adults living alone, can go inside one …

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Government announces further changes to furlough scheme

On Friday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced flexible furloughing and an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was extended until October on May 12. Now the government has announced that from July 1, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed …

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