In response to the current climate, Midtown BID have set-up of a Security and Street Monitoring District Patrol service – now operating 24 hours, Monday to Friday – providing real-time street related data reporting and alerting relevant services, including providers of care and assistance for rough sleepers.
Our BID Manager, Marcos Gold, can be contacted through our dedicated contact address, firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07471 018659, where Members can report incidents and concerns or request assistance and advice relating to any issues with this initiative. We can also be reached via our all normal channels in addition to our Key Contacts.
Midtown BID are in regular dialogue with governmental and institutional partners and these channels of communication are at the full disposal of all our Members, including but not limited to our ability to engage, inform and influence:
Midtown BID will continually update our Members on all information we are able to gain insight to as a result of our external relationships.
We also invite all Member businesses to inform us of any experiences, initiatives or advice that can be shared and promoted for the benefit of all of our constituents.
Our online portal BEE THE CHANGE, for reporting and supporting the homeless and rough sleepers within our district, in addition to providing links for reporting additional street related issues, will be regularly updated to changing events.
GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICES BUSINESS SUPPORT AND ADVICE
Guidance to help employers on opening up their businesses and workplaces and advice on working safely during the pandemic.
As many businesses begin a phased re-opening and adaption to how they work to incorporate social distancing, fire safety needs to be considered alongside these changes. The London fire Brigade have produced updated guidelines to help guide and assist businesses in order to be fully compliant and safely operational.
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in most retail businesses having to close for a prolonged period, now tentatively, stores are reopening, with almost all premises having to change the way they operate and interact with customers.
The MET Police have produced a crime prevention briefing document as a guide to help businesses operate in the new climate.
The Government are supporting businesses and their employees through a package of measures during this period of unprecedented disruption. This page will direct you to find the right support, advice and information to help with the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on your business.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released guidance for businesses on how to make sure your organisation is prepared for an increase in home working, and advice on spotting COVID-19 scam emails.
The guidance is a useful tool for local businesses as it recommends steps to take if your organisation is introducing (or scaling up the amount of) home working and provides some tips on how individuals can spot the typical signs of phishing emails.
The Government has published advice to assist employers and businesses.
CAMDEN AND ISLINGTON COUNCILS – COVID-19 SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES
Camden and Islington Councils are seeking to hear from businesses within their respective boroughs to gain direct insight on the challenges organisations of all sizes are currently experiencing, through their online surveys.
The Institute of Economic Development have published a summary fact sheet for businesses, covering financial help and assistance, including details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.