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16/06/2020

Council Supports Local Retailers as they get Back to Business

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has given a helping hand to local businesses as they prepare to reopen following Covid-19. From today, hundreds of packs containing social distancing posters, masks, hand sanitisers, advice leaflets, visors and much more have been distributed to small independent retailers across the towns of Antrim, Ballyclare, Crumlin, Glengormley and Randalstown.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has given a helping hand to local businesses as they prepare to reopen following Covid-19. From today, hundreds of packs containing social distancing posters, masks, hand sanitisers, advice leaflets, visors and much more have been distributed to small independent retailers across the towns of Antrim, Ballyclare, Crumlin, Glengormley and Randalstown.

The packs help retailers introduce social distancing measures as well as providing advice and support from the Council on getting back to business. This initiative is part of Council’s Business Resilience and Revival Package which to date, has included a number of online business workshops and webinars. Topics include Innovation and Changing Work Practices, Re-Opening with the Greatest Impact and a Complete Guide to E-Commerce.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth said,

“Businesses throughout our Borough have been hit hard by the current pandemic and it is important they reopen safely. The Council is assisting businesses to get back up and running and I would encourage business owners to avail of the support and help available. I would also take this opportunity to ask everyone to show their support for these businesses and Shop Local over the forthcoming weeks to revitalise our towns and commercial centres.”


If you are a business in Antrim and Newtownabbey and would like to access Council business support please text BUSINESS to 80039 or E. business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk. Information is also available on the Council’s website or alternatively visit www.publichealth.hscni.net for additional help and guidance.

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