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Coronavirus Update

Our thoughts and prayers are with all our business friends, clients and their families through these unprecedented times. It is amazing how just a few months ago we were planning to go to some very exciting events. Everything seems to have shut down very quickly.

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Coronavirus

Advice from the local authority

The current picture of COVID-19 within Stockton-on-Tees is a serious one. Since May 2020 there have been over 11,000 cases of COVID-19 across the Borough, with 2,000 people admitted to hospital.

Unfortunately, since November 2020 we have seen a significant, sharp increase in the number of deaths from COVID-19, the number of admissions into hospital and the number of patients requiring ventilation while in hospital. The intention of this letter is not to scare you, but to underline how serious our current situation is, and to ask for your help.

Every action businesses and staff can take now to reduce transmission and the number of new cases in Stockton makes a significant difference. The single most important action we can all take at this moment is to follow the national guidance and to stay at home wherever possible.

Please act responsibly and share the following information and messages with your staff.

There are a number of ways in which businesses can contribute. Operating virtually or working from home if possible are key, as well as ensuring covid safe working. Please see here for further information on covid safe working https://www.stockton.gov.uk/our-economy/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-guidance-for-businesses/. Our local covid marshals are available to provide direct support.

Please let us know if you require further information or advise. This could be how to promote covid safe messages, any queries about cases, outbreaks and self-isolation, or financial support. You can find further information on our website https://www.stockton.gov.uk/ or you can contact us via https://digital.stockton.gov.uk/covid19-contactus.

Get tested! Around one in three people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms but can still spread the virus. Stockton has 3 local testing centres for anyone without symptoms who is living or working in Stockton. Tests are free, take only a few minutes and can be taken up to twice weekly. Please book online https://www.stockton.gov.uk/our-people/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-testing/

Anyone with covid symptoms should book a test online at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or via 119.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update

Our thoughts and prayers are with all our business friends, clients and their families through these unprecedented times. It is amazing how just a few months ago we were planning to go to some very exciting events. Everything seems to have shut down very quickly.

Who would have thought that in such a small space of time our world would have been turned upside down? Today, instead of inviting our customers to join us for coffee, we are working out ways to keep everyone safe and healthy when they want to meet up to discuss their business ideas.

Sadly, the first step has been to cancel all future events and meetings until we are certain that it is safe to proceed with even small gatherings of people. With some of our family members being in high-risk groups, we have decided to self-isolate as per the government’s recommendations.

However, we are now putting together further technical measures to support our clients so we all can move through this: Our structure already supports a “Working from Home” policy and we are contactable on 0333 344 0871. This is our Voice over IP telephone system which allows voice calls to anywhere around the world. We are available on our mobiles, emails and WhatsApp.

We can now access video conferencing with audio for clients through several systems. We are already setup using Microsoft Teams, centralising our systems with our clients. This allows central collaboration on projects.

We are available Monday to Friday as normal so please contact us with your requests. Bespoke systems and technology are our business, we implement systems for yours.

We are so very grateful to all our customers and staff who are still supporting us during these unprecedented times and hope that our new measures will help to reassure you that our staff and client's health and safety is always top of our priority list.

During these unique circumstances, please follow the guidelines suggested by the World Health Organization, your local government authorities and health organisations.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed See FSB

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