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The following sources of information may be useful:

COVID-19 Town Centre Revitalisation Fund

The Council has secured funding to assist businesses to reopen and recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Primarily the funding will focus on town centres and can provide essential equipment, assist you to make adjustments to your premises, market and promote your offers and animate our towns through entertainment to attract customers back. 

If you are interested in this funding support, please complete the Expression of Interest Form after reading the  Guidance Notes.   

Please return the completed EOI Form to E.  regeneration@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk by 4pm on Friday 14 August 2020.   

If you have any queries please E. craig.mullan@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Recovery Forums Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has established two forums to strengthen two of the sectors most heavily impacted by Covid-19. The Retail and Town Centre Re-opening Mobilisation Team and Tourism Covid-19 Recovery Team will focus on collaborative working between local businesses from across the Borough, the Council and Central Government Partners. The forums are informing joint recovery plans aimed at building consumer confidence, driving footfall and delivering best practice in accordance with Central Government guidance. 

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NI Coronavirus Recovery Strategy

A phased five-stage plan for slowly moving out of lockdown has been published by the Executive. 

The document sets out the approach the Executive will take when deciding how to ease restrictions in the future.

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Hospitality Ulster

The Hospitality Industry’s COVID-19 Response Group has released its Road to Recovery Report, containing a 12 Point Plan showing the industries desire to reopen and rebuild the sector when the time is right.
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Department for the Economy

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on our economy. Each month of shutdown is akin to a large recession. This is the first in a series of communications on how our economy will recover from the pandemic.

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Rebuilding a stronger economy 

The medium term recovery towards a more competitive, inclusive and greener economy. The focus of this paper is on the medium term recovery: a 12 to 18 month period.

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Working safely in different business settings

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance on how to work safely in different types of workplace. It aims to provide a practical framework for businesses who need to think about continuing or restarting, operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We have also included useful information via the tabs to the left or below and should you have any queries please contact a member of our team by texting Business to 80039 or E. business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk 

As we receive further information, we will communicate this through our website and corporate social media channels.

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