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We hope this email finds you safe and well after what has been another challenging year for many businesses.  We hope the information below is useful in helping you keep your staff safe and your business running as smoothly as possible.
Wishing you a peaceful and restful festive season, and we hope a more positive start to 2022 with upcoming projects to help promote the area and encourage collaboration between businesses.
Omicron Business Support Grants

The Government on Tuesday announced a new grant scheme to support businesses experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron variant.

The Council will be administrating grants on behalf of the Government and are awaiting guidance on which businesses will be eligible. Early indications suggest that the grants will be targeted towards hospitality and leisure and the value of the grant will be dependent on the rateable value of premises.

  • £2,700 for those with a rateable value less than £15,000
  • £4,000 for those with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £6,000 for those with a rateable value greater than £51,000

Whilst awaiting the guidance, the Council has started preparations for administrating the grants.

Further details, including the online form for businesses to complete will be published on the Council’s website.

Earl's Court Food Week 2022
We still intend on running this local restaurant promotion in early 2022. Due to potential restrictions and a quiet January, the event may be postponed which means your restaurant still has time to get involved. Email the forum for details
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Testing to protect staff
The NHS is encouraging everyone to protect themselves by receiving their Covid-19 vaccinations, whether that’s your first, second or booster dose. You can do this by booking online at a vaccination centre or pharmacy, at a walk-in centre or at our vaccination bus. Find further info about vaccinations here.
Testing is a key way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among staff. Testing is quick and easy and can be done at home a testing centre. Rapid lateral flow tests are free and can be delivered picked up at your local pharmacy, or taken at a testing centre such as the one currently at Kensington Town Hall.
Be on top of the latest restrictions
‘Plan B’ restrictions were announced in December to combat the rapid spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. The major new rules include mandatory face coverings in most indoor venues, excluding hospitality, working from home, and mandatrory NHS Covid passes to enter nightclubs and large capacity venues. Guidance on Covid-19 restrictions can change quickly - the Council update their business information page regularly.
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