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COVID-19

Hertfordshire LEP is here to support local businesses and employees during this hugely challenging time. We have formed a COVID-19 Economic Resilience Cell with our partners to respond to the significant challenges presented by this pandemic and prepare Hertfordshire’s post COVID-19 recovery. Read our Joint Statement.

This is a hugely challenging time for Hertfordshire’s employers, employees and businesses. Our communication channels remain open and Hertfordshire LEP will be supporting you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government has announced a series of measures to significantly increase the economic support available to businesses and workers affected by Coronavirus. Find out more about the measures available and eligibility criteria.

 

Support available in Hertfordshire:

FOR LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTLearn about the LEP's new £3m Hertfordshire Business Expansion Grant Scheme.

Visit Hertfordshire Growth Hub's business resource page and take a three minute survey on the impact COVID-19 is having on your business.

Get tailored advice from a Growth Hub Business Adviser: 

call 01707 398168
email enquiries@hertsgrowthhub.com
💬 live chat from Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm

For businesses Looking to diversify Guidance is available from Hertfordshire Regulators for businesses looking to operate a new food delivery service, sell online for the first time, manufacture new products in response to COVID-19 and more. 

Explore the online guidance or speak to an expert at Hertfordshire Trading Standards:

call 01707 281401, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
email trading.standards@hertfordshire.gov.uk
💬 follow Better Business For All @BBFAHerts on Twitter

For skills related queriesVisit HOP (Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal) for current job and volunteering opportunities, careers and skills-related guidance and educational resources.

For queries relating to our Careers & Enterprise Company programme:

email gareth.dace@hertfordshirelep.co.uk

For tourism and hospitality industry queriesExplore the Visit Herts business support page.

email enquiries@visitherts.co.uk
💬 join the LinkedIn forum for Hertfordshire tourism and hospitality businesses

Watch the Virtual Industry Update webinar recording (30 March) or download the presentation slides.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: PAID OPPORTUNITIESHertfordshire County Council's new Redeployment Hub is launching additional job opportunities to support the community response to COVID-19. If you have recently lost your income or have had your hours reduced, and want to get involved in helping care for the community, explore the latest council jobs here.

New roles include: Senior Care WorkerAssistant Care Worker, Senior Care Worker (Medication)

HOW YOU CAN HELP: VOLUNTARY OPPORTUNITIESIf you or your business wish to volunteer to help those in need during the Coronavirus crisis, register your interest at #TeamHerts Volunteering to be matched to a local organisation near you. 

If your organisation needs more support from local volunteers, please complete the #TeamHerts Volunteering online form.

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